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Time Symmetry and the Many-Worlds Interpretation

Vaidman, Lev (2009) Time Symmetry and the Many-Worlds Interpretation. [Preprint]


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An attempt to solve the collapse problem in the framework of a time-symmetric quantum formalism is reviewed. Although the proposal does not look very attractive, its concept - a world defined by two quantum states, one evolving forwards and one evolving backwards in time - is found to be useful in modifying the many-worlds picture of Everett’s theory.

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Item Type: Preprint
Vaidman, Lev
Additional Information: To appear in: 'Everett and his Critics', eds. S. W. Saunders et al. (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Keywords: Many-Worlds Interpretation, quantum mechanics, probability, time symmetry
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Lev Vaidman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:17
Item ID: 4396

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