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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After all, the common interpretations of aspects of quantum theory -- things like wavea"particle duality, superposition, the uncertainty principle, and the many-worlds interpretation -- are often misleading, Ball reveals.
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.
"In the well-known "Many-Worlds Interpretation," each universe branches into a bunch of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made.
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.
(1) Lewis (2007) has recently defended this "orthodox" account against a "recurring heresy" according to which there is only one interpretation that solves the problem, namely, the Many-Worlds interpretation.