The Stern–Gerlach Experiment

  • Belal E. Baaquie


The discussion in Chap. 9 shows that the theory of measurement in quantum mechanics is a complex subject. Although widely studied, there is, however, no agreement as to what is the crux of a quantum measurement. Given the central importance of measurements in quantum mechanics, this chapter studies the Stern–Gerlach experiment, which is one of the few experiments that can be examined in great detail and can help to further our understanding of the subtleties of quantum measurements.


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  • Belal E. Baaquie
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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