28 May 2013 The quantum-classical boundary
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I claim that for macroscopic objects consisting of more than Avo- gadro’s number of atoms, any supposed quantum state is negligibly small, so that for all practical purposes the object is best described by classical mechanics. I argue that this follows from a reasonable upper bound on physically possible proper acceleration.
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Howard E. Brandt, "The quantum-classical boundary", Proc. SPIE 8749, Quantum Information and Computation XI, 87490E (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2027215; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2027215


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