eng
Science and Education Publishing
International Journal of Physics
2333-4886
2014-07-02
2
4
96
104
10.12691/ijp-2-4-1
IJP2014241
article
A Functional Model of Measurement in Quantum Theory
Hans H. Diel
diel@netic.de
1
Diel Software Beratung und Entwicklung, Seestr. 102, 71067 Sindelfingen, Germany
The measurement problem of quantum theory (QT) is the unsolved problem of how the probabilistic predictions of QT are turned into definite measurement results. A related question is whether a measurement in QT implies a collapse of the wave function and what the collapse of the wave function exactly means. Theories proposed on these subjects have not found general agreements among physicists. This paper proposes a solution to the QT measurement problem in terms of a functional model of the measurement process. A functional model describes the process of the dynamic evolution of a physical system. The model assumes that the interactions between the measured QT object and the measurement apparatus are "normal" interactions which adhere to the laws of quantum field theory.
http://pubs.sciepub.com/ijp/2/4/1/ijp-2-4-1.pdf
measurement problem
Interpretation of Quantum Theory
collapse of the wave function
functional model