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==External links==
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*[http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mert0130/papers/proc_dec.pdf Decoherence and Ontology] (David Wallace)
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*[http://www.hedweb.com/manworld.htm The Everett FAQ] (Michael Clive Price)
  
 
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Standard quantum mechanics is made of two parts: a part that describes the unitary and deterministic evolution of a state vector, and a part that describes how a state vector randomly collapses when subjected to "measurement".

The many-worlds interpretation cuts away the latter part. It uses decoherence to explain how the universe splits into many separate branches, each of which looks like it came out of a random collapse.

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