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An exceptionally simple argument against the many-worlds interpretation

Gao, Shan (2011) An exceptionally simple argument against the many-worlds interpretation. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    It is shown that the superposed wave function of a measuring device, in each branch of which there is a definite measurement result, does not correspond to many mutually unobservable but equally real worlds, as the superposed wave function can be observed in our world by protective measurement.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: wave function, many-worlds interpretation, protective measurement
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    General Issues > Theory/Observation
    Depositing User: Mr. Shan Gao
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 10:16
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2011 10:34
    Item ID: 8902
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8902

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