A Computational Model for Observation in Quantum Mechanics

Unknown author (1987-03-01)

A computational model of observation in quantum mechanics is presented. The model provides a clean and simple computational paradigm which can be used to illustrate and possibly explain some of the unintuitive and unexpected behavior of some quantum mechanical systems. As examples, the model is used to simulate three seminal quantum mechanical experiments. The results obtained agree with the predictions of quantum mechanics (and physical measurements), yet the model is perfectly deterministic and maintains a notion of locality.