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Title
Note on Universal Wave Function, circa 1955
Creator
Everett, Hugh
Date Created and/or Issued
1955
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
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This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
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Scope/Content: While it is unclear when this small scrap was written, its importance is indicated by its inclusion in Hugh Everett's thesis notes file. The main point concerns Everett's belief that the theory of the universal wave function captured Bohr's talk of complementarily, which he took here to amount to rules of thumb for engineers, in a clear and consistent way that did not require one to deny the possibility of providing a quantum-mechanical understanding of the classical behavior an observer and his measurement apparatus. Also of interest is Everett's comment that one not insist that everything in the correlation structure be measurable.
Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/81235/d8zw19579
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1281
Language
English
eng
Subject
Everett, Hugh III
Quantum mechanics
Pure wave mechanics
Relation
Hugh Everett III Thesis, Quantum Mechanics, and Related Materials

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