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Loren Booda: Interpretations of QM?

  1. Dec 12, 2003 #1
    My personal, "observer-object" interpretation (Configuration Complementarity at www.quantumdream.net[/URL]):

    [quote]Quantum measurement yields an object state, with the simultaneous complementary state traditionally remaining in complex Hilbert space. Customary complementary pairs separate orthogonally there. The "observer-object," however, associates one complement with observation, and the other with observation inverted through its accompanying phase space. [i]Of the many quantum interpretations, none seems to suggest that the process of complementarity may unfold exclusively in relatively real, accessible phase space. Here the observer provides herself as the repository for the missing complement to the quantum object.[/i]

    We measure directly the momentum of the quantum object, only to react with an uncertainty of displacement upon our immediate personal perception. As momentum complements position, an observer's state complements that of her quantum object. What better place but in the observer for the complement alternate to that selected by measurement, occasionally corresponding macroscopic to microscopic? Upon measuring directly a displacement of Planck length L*, the measurer would receive a momentum reaction equal to h/L*, or 4,000,000 gm-cm/sec, beyond the kick of a mule. Normally, though, the observer does not appreciate the physical sensation of complementarity.

    A complex Hilbert space complement state correlates now to the real phase space observer state. This retains a dynamic role for the observer and reduces the complexity needed to describe the state of the system. A compatible measurement retains the observer-object status quo, while a complementary measurement interchanges by photon action their observables in real phase space. With wavefunction collapse (projection from complex Hilbert space) now compensated, the observer-object system becomes determinably classical.

    The observer has always occupied a participatory role in quantum mechanics and cosmology. The "observer-object" classicizes its traditionally distinct entities by treating them much like an observer and the cosmos she occupies. We objectify ourselves in this regard as a holistic classical system. One might think that by including the observer, physics would get more subjective. [i]If we [u]exclude[/u] ourselves from our own observation we actually [u]subjectify[/u] our experiment.[/i][/quote]
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