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Decoherence happens when some quantum system interacts irreversibly with its environment, and different components of the wavefunction stop interfering. In the [[many-worlds interpretation]], this corresponds to the splitting of worlds.
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'''Decoherence''' happens when some quantum system interacts irreversibly with its environment, and different components of the wavefunction stop interfering. In the [[many-worlds interpretation]], this corresponds to the splitting of worlds.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/pp/decoherence/ Decoherence]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/pu/on_being_decoherent/ On Being Decoherent]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/pw/decoherence_is_pointless/ Decoherence is Pointless]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/px/decoherent_essences/ Decoherent Essences]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/q3/decoherence_is_simple/ Decoherence is Simple]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/q4/decoherence_is_falsifiable_and_testable/ Decoherence is Falsifiable and Testable]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[quantum mechanics]], [[many-worlds interpretation]]
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*[[Quantum mechanics]], [[Many-worlds interpretation]]
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*[[Thermodynamics]]
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[[Category:Quantum mechanics]]

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Decoherence happens when some quantum system interacts irreversibly with its environment, and different components of the wavefunction stop interfering. In the many-worlds interpretation, this corresponds to the splitting of worlds.

Blog posts

See also