Statevector reduction in discrete time: A random walk in Hilbert space [Book Review]

Foundations of Physics 24 (3):363-377 (1994)
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A simple model is presented in which the statevector evolves every ε seconds in one of two ways, according to a particular probability rule. It is shown that this random walk in Hilbert space results in reduction of the statevector. It is also shown how the continuous spontaneous localization (CSL) theory of statevector reduction is achieved as a limiting case of this model, exactly as Brownian motion is a limiting case of ordinary random walk. Finally, a slightly different but completely equivalent form of the CSL equations suggested by the simple model given here is discussed



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