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Decoherence, the measurement problem, and interpretations of quantum mechanics

Hensen, Bas (2010) Decoherence, the measurement problem, and interpretations of quantum mechanics. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    It is the purpose of this essay to review the theory of environment-induced decoherence, and its implications for the traditional problem of quantum measurement, intimately related to the emergence of the classical world from a quantum reality. Additionally we discuss how decoherence fits in with a number of traditional and more recent interpretations of quantum theory.


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    Item Type: Other
    Additional Information: This essay was submitted as part of the required work for the Masters Level course, Part III, in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, May 2010.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Bas Jorrit Hensen
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5439
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5439

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