Can the statistical postulate of quantum theory be derived?—A critique of the many-universes interpretation

  title={Can the statistical postulate of quantum theory be derived?—A critique of the many-universes interpretation},
  author={Leslie Ballentine},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • L. Ballentine
  • Published 1 June 1973
  • Philosophy
  • Foundations of Physics
The attempt to derive (rather than assume) the statistical postulate of quantum theory from the many-universes interpretation of Everett and De Witt is analyzed The many-universes interpretation is found to be neither necessary nor sufficient for the task. 
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