Talk:Schrödinger's cat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This article is not technically inaccurate, but is worded in a way that could easily lead to inaccurate understanding of the subject. Please make it clear that this thought experiment was Schrodinger's response to the Copenhagen interpretation, and that he was using it to point out what he saw as a problem with the Copenhagen interpretation being applied to the physical world. Schrodinger never intended to make the argument in support of the idea of the cat being both alive and dead, but to show that ideas like that could be the end result of applying this interpretation of quantum mechanics to the physical world when it is obviously impossible for the cat to be both alive and dead. By mentioning the Copenhagen interpretation after Schrodinger's thought experiment, the information could be misunderstood to mean that it was an interpretation of Schrodinger's idea. This is quite the reverse of what actually happened. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:32, March 1, 2009 (UTC)

so the reader must see a Copenhagen interpretation article before reading this one. -- (talk) 00:12, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

"Quantum levels at macro states" - simple english?