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A quantum mechanical supertask

Norton, JD (1999) A quantum mechanical supertask. Foundations of Physics, 29 (8). 1265 - 1302. ISSN 0015-9018

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That quantum mechanical measurement processes are indeterministic is widely known. The time evolution governed by the differential Schrödinger equation can also be indeterministic under the extreme conditions of a quantum supertask, the quantum analogue of a classical supertask. Determinism can be restored by requiring normalizability of the supertask state vector, but it must be imposed as an additional constraint on the differential Schrödinger equation.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Norton, JDjdnorton@pitt.eduJDNORTON
Centers: University Centers > Center for Philosophy of Science
Date: 1 January 1999
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Physics
Volume: 29
Number: 8
Page Range: 1265 - 1302
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1023/a:1018859831633
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0015-9018
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2012 13:39
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:56


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