many-worlds interpretation


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many-worlds interpretation

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(Atomic Physics) an interpretation of quantum mechanics based on the idea that every possible event exists in its own world
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Essays six and seven frame the basic building blocks of reality--particles, fields, and space--as necessarily approximate and emergent, and the final essay discusses the conceptual meaning of probability given a many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Today there are multiple interpretations of quantum mechanics competing with the Copenhagen interpretation, including the many-worlds interpretation the Bohmian interpretation, and the consistent histories interpretation.
For example, take the Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI), an approach to quantum mechanics which means that alongside the world in which we are aware of, there are countless other worlds in parallel at the same space and time.
For example, take the Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI), an approach to quantum mechanics which means that alongside the world we are aware of, there are countless other worlds in parallel at the same space and time.
The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, Princeton University Press, Princeton, pp.
In Everett's Relative State formulation [5], also known as the Many-worlds interpretation [6], one insists on the general validity of the superposition principle.
Therefore this paper is considering the more recent Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of QM.