On the Nature of the Change in the Wave Function in a Measurement in Quantum Mechanics

  title={On the Nature of the Change in the Wave Function in a Measurement in Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Douglas M. Snyder},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • D. Snyder
  • Published 19 December 1995
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
Generally a central role has been assigned to an unavoidable physical interaction between the measuring instrument and the physical entity measured in the change in the wave function that often occurs in measurement in quantum mechanics. A survey of textbooks on quantum mechanics by authors such as Dicke and Witke (1960), Eisberg and Resnick (1985), Gasiorowicz (1974), Goswami (1992), and Liboff (1993) supports this point. Furthermore, in line with the view of Bohr and Feynman, generally the… 

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