By Christian Robinson, Patricia Hruby Powell
In exuberant verse and stirring photos, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create a unprecedented portrait for teenagers of the passionate performer and civil rights suggest Josephine Baker, the lady who labored her means from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest phases on the earth. Meticulously researched by means of either writer and artist, Josephine's robust tale of fight and triumph is an thought and a spectacle, like the legend herself.
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On this view (which is a common way of making sense of the ‘Copenhagen interpretation’ of quantum physics, though it does not seem to have been Niels Bohr’s own view11 ), it does not make sense to describe a microscopic system except in a certain experimental context; nonetheless, a microscopic description given in such a context is still to be understood realistically. (For a recent example of such a view, see Bub and Pitowsky (2010), who explicitly describe the idea that measurement cannot be primitive as one of two ‘dogmas’ of quantum mechanics,12 but still describe their Einstein’s proposal of a hidden-variable theory which would be to the wavefunction what classical mechanics is to the probability distributions of statistical mechanics.
2. We require i Qi = 1, so that probabilities always sum to 1. POVMs have two main technical advantages over PVMs: they can represent imprecise measurements, and they can represent joint measurements. For instance, standard quantum mechanics uses PVMs to represent measurements of position: the relevant projectors are projections of the wavefunction onto regions of configuration space. But this requires us to idealize measurements as having infinitely sharp boundaries, and provides no way to represent approximate joint measurements of position and 4 For technical discussion of POVMs, see any of the quantum information references in n.
If, from such a description, we can further distill a model of a free-standing ‘reality’ independent of our interventions, then so much the better. Classical physics is the ultimate example of such a model. However, there is no logical necessity for a realistic worldview to always be obtainable. If the world is such that we can never identify a reality independent of our experimental activity, then we must be prepared for that, too. . [Q]uantum theory does not describe physical reality. What it does is provide an algorithm for computing probabilities for the macroscopic events (‘detector clicks’) that are the consequences of our experimental interventions.
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Christian Robinson, Patricia Hruby Powell