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Nonlinear evolution as a possible explanation for quantum mechanical statevector reduction
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A non-local toy-model is proposed for the purpose of modelling the ``wave function collapse'' of a two-state quantum system. The collapse is driven by a nonlinear evolution equation with an extreme sensitivity to absolute phase. It is hypothesized that the phase, or a part of it, is displaying chaotic behaviour. This chaotic behaviour can then be responsible for the indeterminacy we are experiencing for a single quantum system. Through this randomness, we no longer need the statistical ``ensemble'' behaviour to describe a single quantum system. A brief introduction to the ``measurement problem'' is also given.

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Keyword [en]
Physics Chemistry Maths
Keyword [sv]
Fysik, Kemi, Matematik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56431ISRN: LTU-EX--06/105--SELocal ID: d343cea5-dae6-415d-86f3-84979d57905cOAI: diva2:1029818
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Engineering Physics, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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