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On a Proposed Postulate of State Reduction

By David Z. Albert and Lev Vaidman

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Communicated by J.P. Vigier A recent theory of the collapse of the wave-function due to Ghirardi, Rimini and Weber is described, and is applied to the case of a Stern—Gerlach-type spin-measurement, and is shown to run into some interesting difficulties there. 1. Introduction yields the result 0 ’ withprobability 1< wI 0>12, where 010> =O’IO>). (iii) It ought to be consistent with everything There is a conventional wisdom about what a which is experimentally known to be true of the dyworkable theory of the collapse of the wave-function namics of physical systems (for example: it ought t

Year: 1989
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