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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 1105–1109 | Cite as

An analysis of the Aharonov-Anandan-Vaidman model

  • Partha Ghose
  • Dipankar Home
Article

Abstract

We argue that the Aharonov-Anandan-Vaidman model, by using the notion of so-called “protective measurements,” cannot claim to have dispensed with the ldcollapse of the wave function,” because it does not succeed in avoiding the quantum measurement problem. Its claim to be able to distinguish between two nonorthogonal states is also critically examined.

Keywords

Wave Function Protective Measurement Quantum Measurement Measurement Problem Nonorthogonal State 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Partha Ghose
    • 1
  • Dipankar Home
    • 2
  1. 1.S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic SciencesCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Bose InstituteCalcuttaIndia

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