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Everett Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Collected Works 1955-1980 with Commentary

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ISBN-10: 0691145075

ISBN-13: 9780691145075

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jeffrey A. Barrett, Peter Byrne

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Hugh Everett III was an American physicist best known for his many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, which formed the basis of his PhD thesis at Princeton University in 1957. Although counterintuitive, Everett's revolutionary formulation of quantum mechanics offers the most direct solution to the infamous quantum measurement problem--that is, how and why the singular world of our experience emerges from the multiplicities of alternatives available in the quantum world. The many-worlds interpretation postulates the existence of multiple universes. Whenever a measurement-like interaction occurs, the universe branches into relative states, one for each possible outcome of the…    
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List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/18/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.37" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

General Introduction
Everett and His Project
Everett's Target: The Measurement Problem
Biographical Introduction
Basement Treasure
Life of Everett: The Short Story
Origins of the Theory
To Split or Not To Split
Operations Research
The Theory Matures
Conceptual Introduction
The Quantum Measurement Problem
Everett's Proposed Resolution
Interpretations of Everett
On the Faithful Interpretation of Everett
The Evolution of the Thesis
Minipaper: Objective versus Subjective Probability (1955)
Minipaper: Quantitative Measure of Correlation (1955)
Minipaper: Probability in Wave Mechanics (1955)
Correspondence: Wheeler to Everett (1955)
Long Thesis: Theory of the Universal Wave Function (1956)
Probability, Information, and Correlation
Quantum Mechanics
Supplementary Topics
Appendix I
Appendix II: Remarks on the Role of Theoretical Physics
Short Thesis: "Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Mechanics (1957)
Realm of Applicability of the Conventional or "External Observation" Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics Internal to an Isolated System
Concept of Relative State
Wheeler Article: Assessment of Everett's "Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Theory (1957)
The Copenhagen Debate
Correspondence: Wheeler and Everett (1956)
Wheeler to Everett, May 22, 1956
Wheeler Notes on Conversation with Petersen, May 3, 1956
Wheeler to Everett, May 26, 1956
Wheeler to Everett, September 17, 1956
Correspondence: Wheeler, Everett, and Stern (1956)
Stern to Wheeler, May 20, 1956
Wheeler to Stern, May 25, 1956
Wheeler to Everett, May 25, 1956
Correspondence: Groenewold to Everett (1957)
Groenewold to Everett and Wheeler, April 11, 1957
Correspondence: Everett and Wiener (1957)
Wiener to Wheeler, April 9, 1957
Everett to Wiener, May 31, 1957
Correspondence: Everett and Petersen (1957)
Petersen to Everett, April 24, 1957
Everett to Petersen, May 31, 1957
Correspondence: Everett and DeWitt (1957)
DeWitt to Wheeler, May 7, 1957
Everett to DeWitt, May 31, 1957
Correspondence: Everett and Frank (1957)
Everett to Prank, May 31, 1957
Frank to Everett, August 3, 1957
Correspondence: Everett and Jaynes (1957)
Everett to Jaynes, June 11, 1957
Post-Thesis Correspondence and Notes
Transcript: Conference at Xavier University (1959)
Notes: Everett on DeWitt (1970)
Notes: Everett on Bell (1971)
Correspondence: Jammer, Wheeler, and Everett (1972)
Jammer to Wheeler, January 11, 1972
Wheeler to Jammer, March 19, 1972
Jammer to Everett, August 28, 1973
Everett to Jammer, September 19, 1973
Transcript: Everett and Misner (1977)
Correspondence: Everett and L�vy-Leblond (1977)
L�vy-Leblond to Everett, August 17, 1977
Everett to L�vy-Leblond, November 15, 1977
Correspondence: Everett and Raub (1980)
Everett to Raub, April 7, 1980
Everett's Notes on Possible Thesis Titles
Early Draft Outline for Long Thesis
Universal Wave Function Note
Handwritten Draft Introduction to the Long Thesis
Handwritten Draft Conclusion to the Long Thesis
Handwritten Revisions to the Long Thesis for Inclusion in DeWitt and Graham (1973)
Handwritten Notes on Everett's Copy of DeWitt and Graham (1973)
Concluding Notes