Foundations of Physics

, Volume 25, Issue 11, pp 1621–1629 | Cite as

The inside observer in quantum mechanics

  • Richard Mould


The “observer” in physics has always referred to someone who stands on the outside of a system looking in. In this paper an “inside observer” is defined, and an experiment is proposed that tests a given formulation of the problem of measurement in quantum mechanics.


Quantum Mechanic Inside Observer 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Mould
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsState University of New York at Stony BrookStony Brook

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