a phenomenon called decoherence, according to which interactions between the quantum states of the system of interest and its environment serve to 'collapse' those states into a single outcome.
My understanding is different. Decoherence is interaction with the environment destroying entanglement - in effect, the environment "factors" an entangled quantum state into independent parts. It does not explain how a mixed state "collapses" to a single outcome.
posted on 12/23/2004 5:37:17 PM PST
This whole mess is B.S.; rather like comparing a telescope to a fishing net.
posted on 12/23/2004 5:58:09 PM PST
by Old Professer
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