Friday, January 1, 2021

The concept "measurement context"

 The color of a car depends upon the ambient lighting. It may be different in daylight versus under streetlights at night. 

Human color vision requires a lot of white light.

An electron may appear wavelike when sent through a double slit. It may appear particle like when it impacts a photographic plate.

In Hume's bundle theory objects/things are simply collections of properties and relationships. But we see that properties may not be absolute, independent of context. 

See, also, Philippe Grangier's Contextual inferences, (non)locality, and the (in)completeness of quantum mechanics, arxiv:2012.09736.

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