The Quantum Zeno Effect
The Quantum Zeno effect, also known by terms such
as "a watched pot never boils",
was named after Zeno, the fourth century Greek philosopher famed for his
paradoxes and conumdrums.
It is usually invoked for a class of effects in which constant monitoring
of a quantum
subsystem drastically slows down it's dynamics.
- A nice reference is ch 12 of Asher Peres' book: "Quantum Theory:
Concepts and methods "
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