History and Philosophy of Physics

   

Schödinger’s Cat and the Red Herring

Authors: Georgina Woodward

Exploring why the Schödinger’s cat thought experiment is not a suitable model/analogy of quantum physics. Measurables such as orientation of rotation, velocity, energy, momentum are relational. What the state or value is found to be depends upon the relation with the observed or measured entity by which a singular outcome is obtained. (or at the macroscopic scale, when vision or hearing is involved the relation to the potential sensory stimuli, signals received and processed into what is seen.) Whereas an intrinsic state of being is not relational but independent. Decayed and non decayed a particle are different from each other because the decayed particle has lost something and is therefore not an identical system to the un-decayed. It might be regarded as a different object because that change has happened.

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