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Observation determines outcome term?

  1. Oct 7, 2013 #1
    Is there a term to describe the phenomenon that observation seems to effect the outcome of superposition?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 7, 2013 #2
    The term you seem to be looking for is called the "observer effect." Terms that are also very closely related are "wavefunction collapse" and "decoherence."
  4. Oct 7, 2013 #3
    Thank you very much. I will research the term "observer effect".
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