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How to teach and think about spontaneous wave function collapse theories: not like before

Diósi, Lajos (2018) How to teach and think about spontaneous wave function collapse theories: not like before. Collapse of the Wave Function Models: Ontology, Origin, and Implications. pp. 3-11.

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Abstract

A simple and natural introduction to the concept and formalism of spontaneous wave function collapse can and should be based on textbook knowledge of standard quantum state collapse and monitoring. This approach explains the origin of noise driving the paradigmatic stochastic Schrödinger equations of spontaneous localization of the wave function. It reveals, on the other hand, that these equations are empirically redundant and the master equations of the noise-averaged state are the only empirically testable dynamics in current spontaneous collapse theories.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Diósi, Lajosdiosi.lajos@wigner.mta.hu
Additional Information: Almost the published version in "Collapse of the Wave Function" ed.: S Gao. Shan (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018)
Keywords: quantum theory, wave function, spontaneous collapse
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof Lajos Diósi
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 19:23
Last Modified: 25 May 2018 19:23
Item ID: 14710
Journal or Publication Title: Collapse of the Wave Function Models: Ontology, Origin, and Implications
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 24 May 2018
Page Range: pp. 3-11
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14710

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