Numerical Simulations of Reduction of Wavepackets

  • Y. Murayama
  • M. Namiki
Conference paper
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 24)


According to the Machida-Namiki theory a physical information can be acquired from quantum measurement processes by averaging quantum events over many-Hilbert spaces. The averaging process causes an irreversibility. In this paper several numerical simulations were performed to testify how quantum coherence is lost during measuring processes and how the reduction of wavepacket is eventually caused.


Phase Shift Interference Pattern Quantum Coherence Potential Strength Neutron Counting 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Murayama
    • 1
  • M. Namiki
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Research LaboratoryHitachi, LtdKokubunj, Tokyo 185Japan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsWaseda UniversityOkubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160Japan

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