Everett's Relative-State Formulation of Quantum Mechanics

[Revised entry by Jeffrey Barrett on July 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hugh Everett III's relative-state formulation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to solve the quantum
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[Revised entry by Jeffrey Barrett on July 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hugh Everett III's relative-state formulation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to solve the quantum measurement problem by dropping the collapse dynamics from the standard von Neumann-Dirac formulation of quantum mechanics. Everett then wanted to recapture the predictions of the standard collapse theory by explaining why observers nevertheless get determinate measurement records that satisfy the standard quantum...

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