The basis problem in many-worlds theories

@article{Stapp2001TheBP,
  title={The basis problem in many-worlds theories},
  author={H. Stapp},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  year={2001}
}
  • H. Stapp
  • Published 2001
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
  • It is emphasized that a many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory exists only to the extent that the associated basis problem is solved. The core basis problem is that the robust enduring states specified by environmental decoherence effects are essentially Gaussian wave packets that form continua of non-orthogonal states. Hence they are not a discrete set of orthogonal basis states to which finite probabilities can be assigned by the usual rules. The natural way to get an orthogonal basis… CONTINUE READING
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