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Many Worlds? An Introduction

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This introductory chapter summarizes the principal positive theses of the book (Section 1), namely, that the unitary evolution of the quantum state, for sufficiently large systems of particles in thermal environments, yields a multiplicity of branching structures (worlds) obeying approximately classical equations, a result that follows from decoherence theory with no special assumptions or additions to the quantum formalism; and that further, the branching of worlds has a natural interpretati...

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Saunders, S More by this author
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Oxford University Press
Publication date:
2010-06-24
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244877
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ISBN:
9780199560561

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