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Measurement Problem and Two-State Vector Formalism

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Kunihisa Morita

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Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

ABSTRACT

In this paper, I show that an interpretation of quantum mechanics using two-state vector formalism proposed by Aharonov, Bergmann, and Lebowitz, can solve one of the measurement problems formulated by Maudlin. According to this interpretation, we can simultaneously insist that the wave function of a system is complete, that the wave function is determined by the Schrödinger equation, and that the measurement of a physical quantity always has determinate outcomes, although Maudlin in his formulation of the measurement problem states that these three claims are mutually inconsistent. Further, I show that my interpretation does not contradict the uncertainty relation and the no-go theorem.

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Two-State Vector Formalism, Measurement Problem, No-Go Theorem

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Morita, K. (2015) Measurement Problem and Two-State Vector Formalism. Journal of Modern Physics, 6, 1864-1867. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2015.613191.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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