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Measurement of time correlations for quantum-mechanical systems

Goldberger, Marvin L. and Watson, Kenneth M. (1964) Measurement of time correlations for quantum-mechanical systems. Physical Review, 134 (4B). B919-B928. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.134.B919.

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Measurements that are of limited accuracy, are incomplete, or require a finite time to make do not generally permit one to construct a wave function for describing a physical system. The use of such partial information to predict the results of subsequent measurements is studied here. There are several practical applications of this problem, including the use of the autocorrelation function for a particle counter in a scattering experiment.

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Additional Information:©1964 The American Physical Society. Received 2 January 1964. We should like to express our thanks to Professor E.P. Wigner for several conversations in which he suggested that the overlap function (2.7) might be a maximum for "morally best" observations. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and in part by a grant from the U.S. Air Force.
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