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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 components of the wave function of a measuring device, each of which represents a definite measurement result, do not correspond to many worlds as assumed by the many-worlds interpretation, because all components of the superposed wave function can be observed in our world by protective measurement, and they all exist in one world.


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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: 29 Feb 2012 08:36
    Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 08:36
    Item ID: 9031
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9031

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