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Time-Multiplexed Interpretation of Measurement

  • Rajendra K. BeraEmail author
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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

This chapter describes a new interpretation of quantum mechanics by positing that the sub-Planck scale structure of the state vector is such that its eigenstates are dynamically time-division multi-plexed. To this is added a probabilistic measurement model which determines only the instantaneous eigenstate of the system at the instant of measurement. The instant of measurement is chosen randomly by the classical measurement apparatus, once activated, within a small interval. The measured result is regarded as the joint product of the quantum system and the macroscopic classical measuring system. Measurement is complete when the wave function assumes the measured state.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Acadinnet Education Services IndiaBangaloreIndia

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