Tag Archives: Quantum mechanics

More on Quantum things

Schrodinger’s wave equation describes how the quantum state of a quantum system changes with time. Everett’s insight was that the observer of a quantum state was as much part of the system as the observed part of the system. Therefore … Continue reading

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Many worlds or only one?

Scientists often use the concept of a “phase space“, which is basically a representation of all the possible states that a system may be in. For the trajectory of a thrown stone for instance, the phase space would be a … Continue reading

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View image | gettyimages.com I’m going to try something different in this post. I won’t try to stick to a single theme, but will try to create a miscellany of short themes and see how it goes. Firstly, a friend … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Science

View image | gettyimages.com Philosophy can be described, not altogether accurately, as the things that science can’t address. With the modern urge to compartmentalise things, we designate some problems as philosophy and science, and conveniently ignore the fuzzy boundary between … Continue reading

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Why Pi?

If you measure the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of any circular object you get the number Pi (π). Everyone who has done any maths or physics at all knows this. Some people who have gone on to … Continue reading

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Random musings

  My musings are pretty random anyway, so here’s some musings on randomness. Most people have an inkling of what the word ‘random’ means, but if you try and tie it down, it proves to be a concept that is … Continue reading

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The Psi thing

I read a book recently, a real paper book, which was called “brain wars” and was written by Mario Beauregard, who is a neuroscience professor at the University of Montreal. The book amounts to an attack on materialist philosophy, arguing … Continue reading

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