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An Overview of Probability in the Everett Interpretation

Nielsen, Simon Ellersgaard (2010) An Overview of Probability in the Everett Interpretation. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    The Everett interpretation faces no challenge more pertinent than the problem of how to square manifest determinism with the probability familiar from the conventional quantum algorithm. In this paper I review recent attempts at solving this problem at the conceptual and quantitative (Born) level. I conclude that momentous progress has been made, but certain aspects (subjective uncertainty, decision-theoretic axioms) still require further development.


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    Additional Information: This paper was submitted for examination purposes for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Cambridge. It was supervised by Jeremy Butterfield.
    Keywords: Measurement Problem. Everett Interpretation. Quantum Probability. Deutsch Wallace Theorem. Decision Theory.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Simon Ellersgaard Nielsen
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5501
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5501

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