So, let me see if I can restate what you're saying, building up a bit of the background:

1) Suppose you've got a Hamiltonian. Then the SE constrains the world to a specific set of vectors (forming some oddly-shaped manifold) in a Hilbert space on spacetime.

2) Any one of these vectors can be given an equal weight of probability.

There's more to it, but... I'd like to stop here for a moment anyway. See, these vectors are not instantaneous state vectors. Each vector is the history of a whole many-worlds universe, with all of the quantum branching included. Each... (read more)

How accurate is the quantum physics sequence?

by Paul Crowley 1 min read17th Apr 201268 comments

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Prompted by Mitchell Porter, I asked on Physics StackExchange about the accuracy of the physics in the Quantum Physics sequence:

What errors would one learn from Eliezer Yudkowsky's introduction to quantum physics?

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote an introduction to quantum physics from a strictly realist standpoint. However, he has no qualifications in the subject and it is not his specialty. Does it paint an accurate picture overall? What mistaken ideas about QM might someone who read only this introduction come away with?

I've had some interesting answers so far, including one from a friend that seems to point up a definite error, though AFAICT not a very consequential one: in Configurations and Amplitude, a multiplication factor of i is used for the mirrors where -1 is correct.

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