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The Resource Quantum mechanics and experience, David Z Albert

Quantum mechanics and experience, David Z Albert

Label
Quantum mechanics and experience
Title
Quantum mechanics and experience
Statement of responsibility
David Z Albert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The more science tells us about the world, the stranger it looks. Ever since physics first penetrated the atom, early in this century, what it found there has stood as a radical and unanswered challenge to many of our most cherished conceptions of nature. It has literally been called into question since then whether or not there are always objective matters of fact about the whereabouts of subatomic particles, or about the locations of tables and chairs, or even about the very contents of our thoughts. A new kind of uncertainty has become a principle of science." "This book is an original and provocative investigation of that challenge, as well as a novel attempt at writing about science in a style that is simultaneously elementary and deep. It is a lucid and self-contained introduction to the foundations of quantum mechanics, accessible to anyone with a high school mathematics education, and at the same time a rigorous discussion of the most important recent advances in our understanding of that subject, some of which are due to the author himself." "For Albert, the problem of measurement is the central problem of quantum mechanics, and he devotes particular attention to various attempts to solve it - including theories of the collapse of the wave function, hidden-variable theories, and multiple-universe theories. The engaging style and the extraordinary clarity of this book will make it a welcome contribution to a field that has typically appeared a great deal more difficult and obscure than Albert shows it to be."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Albert, David Z
Dewey number
530.1/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QC39
LC item number
.A4 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physical measurements
  • Quantum theory
  • SCIENCE
  • Physical measurements
  • Quantum theory
  • Quantenphysik
  • Metrologie
  • Quantenmechanik
  • Kwantummechanica
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • SCIENCE / General
Label
Quantum mechanics and experience, David Z Albert
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Preface -- 1. Superposition -- 2. The Mathematical Formalism and the Standard Way of Thinking about It -- 3. Nonlocality -- 4. The Measurement Problem -- 5. The Collapse of the Wave Function -- 6. The Dynamics by Itself -- 7. Bohm�s Theory -- 8. Self-Measurement -- Appendix: The Kochen-Healy-Dieks Interpretations -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
451488162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674741133
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1bxj8mw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)451488162
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Quantum mechanics and experience, David Z Albert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Preface -- 1. Superposition -- 2. The Mathematical Formalism and the Standard Way of Thinking about It -- 3. Nonlocality -- 4. The Measurement Problem -- 5. The Collapse of the Wave Function -- 6. The Dynamics by Itself -- 7. Bohm�s Theory -- 8. Self-Measurement -- Appendix: The Kochen-Healy-Dieks Interpretations -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
451488162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674741133
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1bxj8mw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)451488162
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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