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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
    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: Harvey R Brown
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2011 10:27
    Last Modified: 15 Apr 2011 10:27
    Item ID: 8571
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8571

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