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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A Critique Of The Disturbance Theory Of Indeterminacy In Quantum Mechanics
Author: Brown H.R.
Redhead M.L.G.
Abstract: Heisenberg's gendanken experiments in quantum mechanics have given rise to a widespread belief that the indeterminacy relations holding for the variables of a quantal system can be explained quasiclassically in terms of a disturbance suffered by the system in interaction with a quantal measurement, or state preparation, agent. There are a number of criticisms of this doctrine in the literature, which are critically examined in this article and found to be ininconclusive, the chief error being the conflation of this disturbance with the projection postulate. We present a critique of the disturbance theory based on the fact that the required disturbance will in general depend on the interaction time of the system and state-preparer. This point is exploited in the construction of a spin-interaction model which acts as a counterexample to the disturbance doctrine, while remaining faithful to the spirit of Heisenberg's gedanken experiments. Several consequences of this result are discussed. © 1981 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Editor: Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/BF00715192
Date Issue: 1981
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