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Combined Systems

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters

Published in print February 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240686
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680236 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0014

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Combined Systems

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This chapter discusses the application of quantum physics to one-dimensional motion of multiple particles and indicates how the principles apply to dealing at once with all aspects of one particle. The first section examines state functions for multiple particles, looking at beams of particles, non-interacting particles, particles correlated by interaction, and identical particles. Similar considerations apply to combined systems each representing one aspect of a single particle. The last section discusses the time development of combined systems.

Keywords: state functions; multiple particles; time development; beams; state vector

Chapter.  4265 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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