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The Fundamental Postulates of Quantum Mechanics

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  • The fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics concern the following questions:

    1. How is the physical state of a system described?
    2. How are physical observables represented?
    3. What are the results of measurements on quantum mechanical systems?
    4. How does the physical state of a system evolve in time?
    5. The uncertainty principle.

    Contributors and Attributions

    Mark Tuckerman (New York University)

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