Foundations of Physics

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 367–369 | Cite as

Why “A watched pot never boils”

  • A. M. Wolsky


We show that as a system which can be characterized by a finite-dimensional Hilbert space is observed more and more frequently, the probability that it will always be found in its initial state tends to one.


Hilbert Space 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Wolsky
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  1. 1.E.I.S., Argonne National LaboratoryArgonne

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