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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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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 worlds as assumed by the many-worlds interpretation, because all branches of the superposed wave function can be observed in our world by protective measurement.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
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: 21 Dec 2011 15:34
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2011 15:34
Item ID: 8960
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8960

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