A Non-classical Feature, 2
superposition ~ linear overlapping
~ f(ax + by) = a f(x) + b f(y)
Reality is a linear overlapping of potential realities, although different components may have different weightings.
Superposition always exists, if it exists at the beginning of a process.
So the expression “the wave function collapses and the superposition ceases to exist” does not make sense.
Superposition always exist; interference (pattern) does not.
For a superposition to have an interference pattern, the two (for example) component eigenstates need to have a constant phase difference.
In other words, they have to be coherent.
superposition without an interference pattern
~ microscopically decoherent component states
~ macroscopically a classical state
— Me@2016-09-01 4:42 AM
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