Indistinguishability

Por • 23 sep, 2016 • Sección: Filosofía

Simon Saunders

Abstract: This is a systematic review of the concept of indistinguishability in both classical and quantum mechanics, with particular attention to Gibbs’ paradox. Section 1 is on the Gibbs paradox; section 2 is a defense of the concept of classical indistinguishability, that addresses (and refutes) the view that classical particles can always be distinguished by their trajectories so are distinguishable. Section 3 is on the notion of object more generally, and on whether indistinguishables should be thought of as objects at all

arXiv:1609.05504v1 [physics.hist-ph]

History and Philosophy of Physics (physics.hist-ph)

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