The Emergent Multiverse Presents A Striking New Account Of The Many Worlds Approach To Quantum Theory The Point Of Science, It Is Generally Accepted, Is To Tell Us How The World Works And What It Is Like But Quantum Theory Seems To Fail To Do This Taken Literally As A Theory Of The World, It Seems To Make Crazy Claims Particles Are In Two Places At Once Cats Are Alive And Dead At The Same Time So Physicists And Philosophers Have Often Been Led Either To Give Up On The Idea That Quantum Theory Describes Reality, Or To Modify Or Augment The Theory The Everett Interpretation Of Quantum Mechanics Takes The Apparent Craziness Seriously, And Asks, What Would It Be Like If Particles Really Were In Two Places At Once, If Cats Really Were Alive And Dead At The Same Time The Answer, It Turns Out, Is That If The World Were Like That If It Were As Quantum Theory Claims It Would Be A World That, At The Macroscopic Level, Was Constantly Branching Into Copies Hence The Sensationalist Name For The Everett Interpretation, The Many Worlds Theory But Really, The Interpretation Is Not Sensationalist At All It Simply Takes Quantum Theory Seriously, Literally, As A Description Of The World Once Dismissed As Absurd, It Is Now Accepted By Many Physicists As The Best Way To Make Coherent Sense Of Quantum Theory David Wallace Offers A Clear And Up To Date Survey Of Work On The Everett Interpretation In Physics And In Philosophy Of Science, And At The Same Time Provides A Self Contained And Thoroughly Modern Account Of It An Account Which Is Accessible To Readers Who Have Previously Studied Quantum Theory At Undergraduate Level, And Which Will Shape The Future Direction Of Research By Leading Experts In The Field.

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- Hardcover
- 530 pages
- Emergent Multiverse
- David Wallace
- English
- 20 September 2017 David Wallace
- 0199546967

If you ve been paying any attention, you must already have at least a vague idea of what the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is about For example, Source Code is a romantic movie treatment Transition is an SF thriller treatment and The Grand Design is a For Dummies treatment There is not just a single universe, there are a huge number of them, and new ones are constantly splitting off But can something that s been this enthusiatically embraced by the SF community reall If you ve been paying any attention, you must already have at least a vague idea of what the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is about For example, Source Code is a romantic movie treatment Transition is an SF thriller treatment and The Grand Design is a For Dummies treatment There is not just a single universe, there are a huge number of them, and new ones are constantly splitting off But can something that s been this enthusiatically embraced by the SF commun...

David makes some slightly dubious assumptions in a couple of the proofs, and they could beelegant, but all in all a remarkably impressive piece of work I can t understand why there isn tbuzz He needs to get himself a better agent.

I understood the introduction , and that was about it

This book is about the Many worlds interpretation of Quantum Mechanics The author defends this interpretation showing that many of the problems with this interpretion like defining probablities in experiments suffer the same problems other interpretations of QM face The author defends the Everettian many worlds interpretation as the one way of looking at QM that makes the fewest assumptions The extravagant number of branching universes is defended via the analogy that assuming the points o This book is about the Many worlds interpretation of Quantum Mechanics The author defends this interpretation showing that many of the problems with this interpretion like defining probablities in experiments suffer the same problems other interpretations of QM face The author defends the Everettian many worlds interpretation as the one way of looking at QM that makes the fewest assumptions The extravagant number of branching universes is d...

Convincingly and engagingly lays out the case for and consequences of the Everettian interpretation of quantum mechanics Probably kind of a niche interest

This book discusses the natural interpretation of quantum mechanics Wallace does a fabulous job of addressing all the issues with the Everett Interpretation, including showing how the Born rule can be arrived at through a decision theoretic approach Some parts of the book can be very technical and t...

I get lost in much of the mathematics so it s not really a fair review The arguments in prose are compelling but this just isn t a book for the layperson and it ll be a while before I can consider myself otherwise.