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Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics?

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  • Date Published: September 2012
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  • isbn: 9781139558648

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  • Quantum mechanics is a very successful theory that has impacted on many areas of physics, from pure theory to applications. However, it is difficult to interpret, and philosophical contradictions and counterintuitive results are apparent at a fundamental level. In this book, Laloë presents our current understanding of the theory. The book explores the basic questions and difficulties that arise with the theory of quantum mechanics. It examines the various interpretations that have been proposed, describing and comparing them and discussing their success and difficulties. The book is ideal for researchers in physics and mathematics who want to know more about the problems faced in quantum mechanics but who do not have specialist knowledge in the subject. It will also interest philosophers of science, as well as all scientists who are curious about quantum physics and its peculiarities.

    • Available in English for the first time, this book has been expanded and features a new chapter on quantum measurement
    • Examines success and problems of quantum theory in a balanced way to give a general overview of the situation
    • Presents the various interpretations that have been proposed, with comparisons between them and discussion of the limits of each interpretation
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    "… a good addition to the existing literature on the topic. Recommended."
    E. Kinconon, Gonzaga University, Choice Magazine

    "… a fine book that provides the reader with excellent discussions of the physical issues most clearly pertaining to the conceptual foundations of quantum theory. It also includes straightforward treatments of a range of interpretations of quantum mechanics and the alternative theories closely related to it. For these reasons, I can strongly recommend it to all with an interest in the foundations of quantum mechanics."
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    • Date Published: September 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139558648
    • contains: 29 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Historical perspective
    2. Present situation, remaining conceptual difficulties
    3. The theorem of Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen
    4. Bell theorem
    5. More theorems
    6. Quantum entanglement
    7. Applications of quantum entanglement
    8. Quantum measurement
    9. Experiments, quantum reduction seen in real time
    10. Various interpretations
    Conclusion
    Appendices
    Index.

  • Author

    Franck Laloë, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
    Franck Laloë is a Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and belongs to the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is co-author of Quantum Mechanics, with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and Bernard Diu, one of the best known textbooks on advanced quantum mechanics.

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