Accession Number : AD0605531
Title : MACROSCOPIC BODIES IN QUANTUM THEORY.
Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.
Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA
Personal Author(s) : Peres,A. ; Rosen,N.
Report Date : 07 MAY 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : It is shown that if the wavefunction of a massive body is u= c sub n u sub n where the sub n are macroscopically distinguishable states, then the observation of interferences between the various u sub n requires inconceivable laboratory conditions (e.g., the experiment may last longer than the life-time of the universe). It is therefore proposed to interpret c sub n u sub n as a mixture of states, and not as a superposition. This new interpretation of wavefunctions is consistent with experience and is free from the paradoxical features of the 'orthodox' measurement theory. (Author)
Descriptors : (*QUANTUM THEORY, QUANTUM STATISTICS), (*SOLIDS, QUANTUM THEORY), EXPERIMENTAL DATA
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE