Definition of state vector in English:

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state vector

noun

Physics
A vector in a space whose dimensions correspond to all the independent wave functions of a system, the instantaneous value of the vector conveying all possible information about the state of the system at that instant.
Example sentences
  • He then turns to the issue of the collapse of the state vector in quantum mechanics.
  • Doing so in one order multiplies the state vector by 1 and then by 2, while reversing the order of the observations simply reverses the order in which the s multiplies the state vector.
  • Each processing epoch began with each element transmitting its state vector and covariance matrix to the others.

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Syllabification: state vec·tor

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