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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.
 
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.
 
==See also==
 
*[[Quantum mechanics]], [[Many-worlds interpretation]]
 
*[[Thermodynamics]]
 
  
 
==Blog posts==
 
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/q3/decoherence_is_simple/ Decoherence is Simple]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/q3/decoherence_is_simple/ Decoherence is Simple]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/q4/decoherence_is_falsifiable_and_testable/ Decoherence is Falsifiable and Testable]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/q4/decoherence_is_falsifiable_and_testable/ Decoherence is Falsifiable and Testable]
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==See also==
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*[[Quantum mechanics]], [[Many-worlds interpretation]]
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*[[Thermodynamics]]
  
 
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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