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- According to the uncertainty principle, when we measure a micro-object with a measuring device, we cannot predict what value the device will show. But if we knew exactly the wave function of this device, together with the wave function of the micro-object, could we exactly predict the result of the measurement?

According to the uncertainty principle, when we measure a micro-object with a measuring device, we cannot predict what value the device will show. But if we knew exactly the wave function of this device, together with the wave function of the micro-object, could we exactly predict the result of the measurement?

The question is, in other words, how modern quantum mechanics treats determinism. I’ve heard, that the Copenhagen interpretation is not-deterministic, while the many-worlds interpretation is deterministic. Can you help me understand these statements?

The question is, in other words, how modern quantum mechanics treats determinism. I’ve heard, that the Copenhagen interpretation is not-deterministic, while the many-worlds interpretation is deterministic. Can you help me understand these statements?