many-worlds interpretation


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many-worlds interpretation

[¦men·ē ′wərlz ‚in·tər·prə‚tā·shən]
(quantum mechanics)
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According to the Many-Worlds Interpretation, the decay of the radioactive atom splits the universe into two copies, thereby realizing both possibilities: decay and no decay.
Both time lines are correct and in full compliance with the Many-Worlds Interpretation of QM.
In the many-worlds interpretation the cat remains alive in one world, dies in the other.
If these billions upon billions of sprouting universes are not "real" in the same way our universe is real, but only imaginary artifacts, then the many-worlds interpretation is just another way of talking about quantum events.
E's father came up with the Many-Worlds interpretation, a branch of quantum mechanics that implies all possible alternative histories and futures are real.
The 'many-worlds interpretation' is another way of doing without the collapse.
Everett's many-worlds interpretation. Needed also are an acquaintance with special and general relativity and some background in Cantor's transfinite set theory.
Apart from a few people (whose sincerity, I confess, I have sometimes doubted), the many-worlds interpretation as it is usually expounded today is apt to convince nobody.