Volume 88, Number 2, October 2009
Article Number 20007
Number of page(s) 4
Section General
Published online 04 November 2009
EPL, 88 (2009) 20007
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/88/20007

Super Mario's prison break —A proposal of object-intelligent-feedback–based classical Zeno and anti-Zeno effects

Shi-Jian Gu

Department of Physics and ITP, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong, China

received 11 August 2009; accepted in final form 7 October 2009; published October 2009
published online 4 November 2009

Super Mario is imprisoned by a demon in a finite potential well on his way to save Princess Peach. He can escape from the well with the help of a flight of magic stairs floating in the space. However, the hateful demon may occasionally check his status. At that time, he has to make a judgement of either jumping to the inside ground immediately in order to avoid the discovery of his escape intention, or speeding up his escape process. Therefore, if the demon checks him too frequently such that there is no probability for him to reach the top of the barrier, he will be always inside the well, then a classical Zeno effect occurs. On the other hand, if the time interval between two subsequent checks is large enough such that he has a higher probability of being beyond the demon's controllable range already, then the demon's check actually speeds up his escape and a classical anti-Zeno effect takes place.

05.40.-a - Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion.
03.65.Xp - Tunneling, traversal time, quantum Zeno dynamics.
03.67.-a - Quantum information.

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