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Hi,

I really hate resorting to physics jargon and

mathematics but I think in this case the meanings

are narrow enough to express what I mean:

As the state parameters of a density matrix

become less discrete and more continuous,

the density matrix becomes more complete,

until at the extreme the density matrix does

not represent probabilities but the complete

classical Newtonian representation of what

the density matrix was intended to model.

These intermediate semi-classical stages

resolve the system that the density matrix

is modelling.

The complete density matrix is a fiction in the

sense that it reduces all non-determinism to

determinism. Randomness resolved completely

is not randomness.

This brings in the concept of infinty which

leads to the renormalization problem, which is

solved in many cases by picking a suitable cutoff

where the density matrix is semi-classically

sufficient for the intended purpose of the

modelling.

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