Difference between revisions of "The Quantum Physics Sequence"

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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/qf/no_safe_defense_not_even_science/ No Safe Defense, Not Even Science]

Revision as of 08:57, 5 January 2010

A non-mysterious introduction to quantum mechanics, intended to be accessible to anyone who can grok algebra and complex numbers. Cleaning up the old confusion about QM is used to introduce basic issues in rationality (such as the technical version of Occam's Razor), epistemology, reductionism, naturalism, and philosophy of science. Not dispensable reading, even though the exact reasons for the digression are hard to explain in advance of reading.

A guide to this sequence is available at The Quantum Physics Sequence

Preliminaries

Basic Quantum Mechanics

Many Worlds

Timeless Physics

Rationality and Science

See also