Time-Symmetric Quantum Mechanics

Foundations of Physics 37 (1):159-168 (2007)

Abstract
A time-symmetric formulation of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics is developed by applying two consecutive boundary conditions onto solutions of a time- symmetrized wave equation. From known probabilities in ordinary quantum mechanics, a time-symmetric parameter P0 is then derived that properly weights the likelihood of any complete sequence of measurement outcomes on a quantum system. The results appear to match standard quantum mechanics, but do so without requiring a time-asymmetric collapse of the wavefunction upon measurement, thereby realigning quantum mechanics with an important fundamental symmetry
Keywords quantum mechanics  time reversal symmetry  time reversal operator
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-006-9089-1
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