Many-worlds interpretation

From Lesswrongwiki
Revision as of 19:48, 30 August 2009 by Steven0461 (talk | contribs) (Created page with '{{wikilink}} 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 ...')
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
Smallwikipedialogo.png
Wikipedia has an article about


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.

See also