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The hidden measurement formalism: what can be explained and where quantum paradoxes remain
 

Summary: The hidden measurement formalism: what can be
explained and where quantum paradoxes remain
Diederik Aerts
FUND and CLEA,
Brussels Free University, Krijgskundestraat 33,
1160 Brussels, Belgium,
e-mail: diraerts@vub.ac.be
Abstract
In the hidden measurement formalism that we develop in Brussels we ex-
plain the quantum structure as due to the presence of two effects, (a) a
real change of state of the system under influence of the measurement and,
(b) a lack of knowledge about a deeper deterministic reality of the mea-
surement process. We show that the presence of these two effects leads to
the major part of the quantum mechanical structure of a theory describing
a physical system where the measurements to test the properties of this
physical system contain the two mentioned effects. We present a quantum
machine, where we can illustrate in a simple way how the quantum struc-
ture arises as a consequence of the two effects. We introduce a parameter
that measures the amount of the lack of knowledge on the measurement
process, and by varying this parameter, we describe a continuous evolu-

  

Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

Collections: Multidisciplinary Databases and Resources; Physics