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Month: July 2013

The Measurement Problem, Part 1

The Measurement Problem, Part 1

The Problem The measurement problem becomes a problem only when we neglect to specify the nature of the observer’s Hilbert space. Postulates I (Systems are described by vectors in a Hilbert space) and II (Time evolution occurs via some given Hamiltonian for a particular system) are fine in that regard. These two postulates deal only with the description of a quantum system. It is the third postulate (Measurement leads to collapse of state vector to an eigenstate) where there is…

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