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Curious and sublime: the connection between uncertainty and probability in physics

Brown, Harvey R. (2011) Curious and sublime: the connection between uncertainty and probability in physics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

From its first significant appearance in physics, the notion of probability has been linked in the minds of physicists with the notion of uncertainty. But the link may prove to be tenuous, if quantum mechanics, construed in terms of the Everett interpretation, is anything to go by.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Brown, Harvey R.harvey.brown@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Additional Information: To appear in 2011 in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, dedicated to Handling Uncertainty in Science, P. Hardaker and T. Palmer (eds.).
Keywords: uncertainty, probability, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, Everett interpretation
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Prof Harvey R Brown
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2011 14:27
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2011 14:27
Item ID: 8571
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8571

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