State vector reduction. Part 1: Dynamical reduction theories; changing quantum theory so the statevector represents reality
Abstract
The propositions, that what we see around us is real and that reality should be represented by the statevector, conflict with quantum theory. In quantum theory, the statevector can readily become a sum of states of comparable norm, each state representing a different reality. In this paper we present the Continuous Spontaneous Localization (CSL) theory, in which a modified Schroedinger equation, while scarcely affecting the dynamics of a microscopic system, rapidly 'reduces' the statevector of a macroscopic system to a state appropriate for representing individual reality.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 February 1991
 Bibcode:
 1991svrd.rept.....G
 Keywords:

 Quantum Theory;
 Schroedinger Equation;
 State Vectors;
 Wave Functions;
 Eigenvectors;
 Field Theory (Physics);
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics