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Which interpretation of quantum mechanics ?

February 3rd, 2011, 9:25 am

Which interpretation of quantum mechanics do you believe ?
 
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Which interpretation of quantum mechanics ?

February 3rd, 2011, 9:56 am

I have spent one week in arguing with a specialist last time I've asked about that !For me the transition between the quantum world to the classical one is due to decoherence (interferences of your wavepacket with the surrounded wavepackets of the universe and the classical limit emerges from this chaotic noise). For the measure interpretation, that's another problem which is linked. Taking the measure of a quantum system is just coupling this system with the wavepackets of your measurement device and then it's similar to a projection on the eigenstates due to the fact that your measurement system is far much more bigger than your quantum system.That's my view but it's still a VERY HOT topic
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Which interpretation of quantum mechanics ?

February 3rd, 2011, 10:28 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: RichyieeWhich interpretation of quantum mechanics do you believe ?Only the interpretation given by the universe, this is why I like to listen to the universe rather than just a handful of its observations: people.
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Which interpretation of quantum mechanics ?

February 3rd, 2011, 11:08 am

Maybe we should build a little foundation here, so people who are new to QM can enjoy thinking about it.I will summarize some of the main ideas after I have emerged from the "she is eating Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup" quantum state.
 
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Which interpretation of quantum mechanics ?

February 3rd, 2011, 11:21 am

How about some numbers?What about solving Schroedinger's equationby any means! Maybe FX solve it using ADE
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Which interpretation of quantum mechanics ?

February 3rd, 2011, 11:35 am

Yes, maybe non-formerly-physicist (and also some of them ) could have a look at this.
 
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February 3rd, 2011, 11:45 am

Transactional interpretationThe transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (TIQM) by John G. Cramer is an interpretation of quantum mechanics inspired by the Wheeler?Feynman absorber theory.[15] It describes quantum interactions in terms of a standing wave formed by retarded (forward-in-time) and advanced (backward-in-time) waves.i vote for this one, LOL
 
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February 3rd, 2011, 11:53 am

Anything but the many-worlds interpretation.
 
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February 3rd, 2011, 11:57 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsYes, maybe non-formerly-physicist (and also some of them ) could have a look at this.I did QM (and GR, SR, ED) at uni; I found the matrix approach very cute
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February 3rd, 2011, 11:58 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: RichyieeTransactional interpretationThe transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (TIQM) by John G. Cramer is an interpretation of quantum mechanics inspired by the Wheeler?Feynman absorber theory.[15] It describes quantum interactions in terms of a standing wave formed by retarded (forward-in-time) and advanced (backward-in-time) waves.i vote for this one, LOLDo you have a link?
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February 3rd, 2011, 12:37 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: thedocAnything but the many-worlds interpretation.I'd rather say anything but Copenhagen
 
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February 3rd, 2011, 12:38 pm

Don't underestimate Everett
 
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Which interpretation of quantum mechanics ?

February 3rd, 2011, 12:38 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorQuoteOriginally posted by: RichyieeWhich interpretation of quantum mechanics do you believe ?Only the interpretation given by the universe, this is why I like to listen to the universe rather than just a handful of its observations: people.This is my stance, too.I can understand (from the standpoint of biological evolution of intelligence), that the macroscopic world should have intuitive interpretations. But I see no reason that either the microscopic or the megascopic world should have intuitive interpretations. No doubt all these different scales interconnect in some mesh of aggregating and accumulating effects (assuming one believes that the behaviour of small particles drives the behaviour larger entities and that long time scales are composed of successive small time scales). But those interconnecting rules may include emergent effects or cardinalities that exceed the capacities of human intelligence.
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February 3rd, 2011, 12:55 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsYes, maybe non-formerly-physicist (and also some of them ) could have a look at this.And even before that, this:Quantum Mechanics - Wiki**It seems, according to DevonFangs, that something is rotten in the State of Denmark. So maybe look hard at Copenhagen. **PS: I have started a new thread: QM for the Subatomically Challenged (not to say "Dummies").
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February 3rd, 2011, 1:07 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: RichyieeTransactional interpretationThe transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (TIQM) by John G. Cramer is an interpretation of quantum mechanics inspired by the Wheeler?Feynman absorber theory.[15] It describes quantum interactions in terms of a standing wave formed by retarded (forward-in-time) and advanced (backward-in-time) waves.i vote for this one, LOLDo you have a link?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactio ... rpretation
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