Science and Education Publishing
International Journal of Physics
2333-4886
2
4
2014
07
02
A Functional Model of Measurement in Quantum Theory
96
104
EN
Hans H.
Diel
Diel Software Beratung und Entwicklung, Seestr. 102, 71067 Sindelfingen, Germany
IJP2014241
10.12691/ijp-2-4-1
2014
06
16
2014
06
27
2014
07
02
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.