"Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Mechanics

  title={"Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Hugh Everett},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  • H. Everett
  • Published 1 July 1957
  • Physics
  • Reviews of Modern Physics
The task of quantizing general relativity raises serious questions about the meaning of the present formulation and interpretation of quantum mechanics when applied to so fundamental a structure as the space-time geometry itself. This paper seeks to clarify the foundations of quantum mechanics. It presents a reformulation of quantum theory in a form believed suitable for application to general relativity. The aim is not to deny or contradict the conventional formulation of quantum theory, which… 

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