Physics Quantum_Mechanics/Interpretations

  • Against Many Worlds Interpretation - A paper which indicates the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics is invalid
  • Collapse Theories - Survey of the dynamical reduction program; from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Giancarlo Ghirardi.
  • The Copenhagen Interpretation - A review of the copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics
  • The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics - First interpretation of quantum mechanics due to Niels Bohr
  • Directing the strokes of Ockham's razor - Skeptic (may be flippant but short) overview of the Interpretations
  • Discussions with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics - Report by Niels Bohr of his discussions with Albert Einstein over many years on the epistemological implications of quantum theory.
  • The Everett Interpretation FAQ - A set of frequently asked questions on Everett's many worlds approach to quantum mechanics
  • Everett's Relative-State Formulation of Quantum Mechanics - Describes Everett's attempt to solve the measurement problem by dropping the collapse dynamics from the standard von Neumann-Dirac theory of quantum mechanics. From the Stanford Encyclopedia.
  • Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - John Bell and Bohmian QM
  • Heisenberg's Physics and Philosophy - History of QM and Copenhagen Interpretation
  • Interpretation and Philosophical Foundation of Quantum Mechanics - The epistemological paradigm on which we could build a foundation of quantum mechanics has not been found yet. (contains untranslated quotes in German).
  • The Ithaca Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics - Criteria for a 'good' interpretation of QM
  • The Kochen-Specker Theorem - From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Carsten Held.
  • Mangled Worlds Quantum Mechanics - Describes a variation on the many worlds interpretation in which the Born probability rule can be derived via finite world counting.
  • Many Worlds Quantum Theory - A collection of links to sites related to the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics
  • Many-Worlds FAQ - This FAQ shows how quantum paradoxes are resolved by the "many-worlds" interpretation or metatheory of quantum mechanics. This FAQ does not seek to prove that the many-worlds interpretation is the "correct" quantum metatheory, merely to correct some of the common errors and misinformation on the subject.
  • The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics - Interpretation of quantum mechanics due to Hugh Everett according to which many universes exist in parallel at the same space and time.
  • Measurement in quantum mechanics FAQ - Lucid description of exisitng Interpretations and their problems, acessible to general public.
  • Measurement in Quantum Theory - Collapse of the wave function, role of the observer in QM; From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Henry Krips.
  • On the Interpretation and Philosophical Foundation of QM - Historical Overview -objective randomness of the individual quantum
  • Quantum Reality - Brief exploration of issues surrounding Quantum Mechanics and reality.
  • Realistic interpretations of QM - Readable description with historical and philosophical references.
  • Relational Quantum Mechanics - An interpretation of quantum theory which discards the notions of absolute state of a system, absolute value of its physical quantities, or absolute event; from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Federico Laudisa and Carlo Rovelli.
  • A Survey on Bohmian Mechanics - Bohmian mechanics is the most obvious embedding of Schrodinger's equation into a completely coherent physical theory
  • The Transactional Interpretation - A comprehensive review of the historical interpretations of quantum mechanics, as well as a new proposal
  • In the beginning was the bit - An article in New Scientist about the latest ideas of Anton Zeilinger and Caslav Brukner. (February 17, 2001)

    What is the electron spin?
    Electron spin is the electron's electromagnetic field angular momentum

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