# Quantum mechanics - question about the system

1. Jan 23, 2010

### paweld

Let's asssume our system is in state $$|\psi\rangle$$. If we want to ask a true/false question about the system e.g. "Is the system in state $$|\phi \rangle$$?" does it always implay that after experiment which aims at answering this question the system will be in state $$|\phi \rangle$$. Could we answer this question and don't destroy the initial state (or destroy in another way).
Does it mean that during such experiment the state evolution is desciribe by the following projection operator: $$|\phi \rangle \langle \phi |\psi\rangle$$. Unfortunately this stae is unormallised. How we can describe the evolution of system during experiment by operator in Hilbert space.

2. Jan 23, 2010