Decoherence, the measurement problem, and interpretations of quantum mechanics.
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.
||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.
||Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Bas Jorrit Hensen
||24 Jun 2010
||07 Oct 2010 15:19
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