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Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

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ISBN-10: 0738201049

ISBN-13: 9780738201047

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Bernard D'Espagnat

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Providing a detailed view of the conceptual foundations of quantum physics and a clear and comprehensive account of the fundamental physical implications of the quantum formalism, this text deals with non-separability, measurement theories, etc.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 4/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Pedro's Debate (Preface to Second Edition)
Preface to First Edition
Elements of Quantum Mechanics
Matter Waves
Superposition and Linearity
Statement of the Rules
Alternative Formulations
Density Matrices and Mixtures
The Density Matrix Formalism
Quantum Nonseparability
The Einstein-Podolosky-Rosen Problem
Possible Views on Nonseparability
Individuals, Ensembles, States
The "Hidden Variables" Approach
Direct Study of Some Principles
Aspects of the Problem of Retrodiction
Measurement Theories
Elements of Measurement Theory
Classical Properties
Macroscopic Instruments
Of Cats and Pointers
Nonideal Measurements: Small Influence of Outside World
Knowledge and the Physical World
Reality and Objects
Bohr and Heisenberg
Wigner's Friend
The Relativity of States
Summary and Outlook
Author Index
Subject Index