Accession Number:

AD0296789

Title:

A THEOREM ON FOURIER INTEGRALS AND AN APPLICATION TO THE THEORY OF MEASUREMENT IN QUANTUM MECHANICS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

It is shown that a complex function of one real variable is determined uniquely up to a constant phase factor by its absolute value and the absolute values of Fourier transforms of the function and certain related functions. An application is given to the determination of the state function in quantum mechanics from the measurements of certain probability distributions of position and momentum.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE