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Quantum Mechanics as a Physical Theory

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THE issue of the Physical Review dated May 15 contains a contribution by Prof. A. Einstein, B. Podolsky and N. Rosen under the title: “Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete?” The authors answer this question in the negative. They begin by pointing out that it is important to draw a distinction between the physical concepts, which are introduced into a theory and form its subject matter, and the objective reality, which is independent of the theory and which it is the purpose of the theory to describe. That is to say, we have to draw a distinction between the results of experiment and our theoretical description of them.


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