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What the question im trying to solve asks is, Measure the quantity Q in state

**where b is given as a 3x1 matrix. I know how to do it mathematically, I just express**

**as a linear combination of my eigenvectors. But I'm trying to interpret what this means. Is the state****some state my wavefunction is in and when I measure it, it will be in a state of one of the eigenvectors of Q?**

I am comparing this to Schrodingers cat where before I measure it is in a linear combination of alive and dead and there is a probability that can be alive or dead and when I measure (ie look) the wavefunction collapses to either alive or dead. Am i correct in thinking this way about Q andI am comparing this to Schrodingers cat where before I measure it is in a linear combination of alive and dead and there is a probability that can be alive or dead and when I measure (ie look) the wavefunction collapses to either alive or dead. Am i correct in thinking this way about Q and

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