Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Decay / superposition: in a component of the superposition the atom is still in the excited state and there are no photons in the other component, the atom is not excited and the field contains a photon in the corresponding frequency - N.B.: the atom is not in the inner nor in the outer orbit and the photon is neither absent nor in the field - probability: what decreases exponentially in time, is the probability that the system is "found" in a state where the atom is stimulated and no photon is in field.

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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-24