Ron doesn't seem to appreciate that the audience of these posts isn't interested in what Ron wants them to learn (which is, the mathematics of quantum mechanics), and for this audience, taking your time is not a problem.

It seems like he has unrealistically high expectations of people...

Yeah, Ron's main complaint is that it presents Eliezer's philosophical viewpoint, not Ron's. Of course Ron's philosophical viewpoint is so right that, unlike Eliezer's, it isn't a philosophical viewpoint at all!

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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