Accession Number : ADA181768

Title :   A Computational Model for Observation in Quantum Mechanics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rozas,Guillermo J

PDF Url : ADA181768

Report Date : 16 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : A computational model of observation in quantum mechanics is presented. The model provides a clean and simple computational paradigm which can be used to illustrate and possibly explain some of the unintuitive and unexpected behavior of some quantum mechanical systems. As examples, the model is used to simulate three seminal quantum mechanical experiments. The results obtained agree with the predictions of quantum mechanics (and physical measurements), yet the model is perfectly deterministic and maintains a notion of locality. Keywords: Quantum mechanics; Computational models; Scheme; Search.

Descriptors :   *QUANTUM THEORY, COMPUTATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PREDICTIONS, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, OBSERVATION, MEASUREMENT, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE