Looking for the Source of Change

Foundations of Physics 46 (11):1495-1501 (2016)
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In most theories of the quantum measurement process changes in an observer’s perception of a state can take place without forces, as for example if a state is prepared in an eigenstate of \ but \ is measured. In the “special state” theory any change in wave function requires forces. This allows experimental tests to distinguish these ideas and in the present article two examples of such tests are considered. The first is a kind of double Stern–Gerlach experiment, the second a check for angular momentum changes in a polarizer.



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Special States Demand a Force for the Observer.L. S. Schulman - 2016 - Foundations of Physics 46 (11):1471-1494.

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Time's Arrows and Quantum Measurement.Huw Price - 1998 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (3):522-525.
Special States Demand a Force for the Observer.L. S. Schulman - 2016 - Foundations of Physics 46 (11):1471-1494.

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