Bub, Jeffrey
Overview
Works:  10 works in 63 publications in 3 languages and 1,440 library holdings 

Roles:  Author, Honoree 
Classifications:  QC174.12, 530.12 
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Most widely held works by
Jeffrey Bub
Interpreting the quantum world by
Jeffrey Bub(
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27 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The heart of the book is a new result that shows how to construct all possible 'no collapse' interpretations, subject to certain natural constraints and the limitations imposed by the hidden variable theorems."Page [i]
27 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The heart of the book is a new result that shows how to construct all possible 'no collapse' interpretations, subject to certain natural constraints and the limitations imposed by the hidden variable theorems."Page [i]
The interpretation of quantum mechanics by
Jeffrey Bub(
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16 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a contribution to a problem in foundational studies, the problem of the interpretation of quantum mechanics, in the sense of the theoretical significance of the transition from classical to quantum mechanics. The obvious difference between classical and quantum mechanics is that quantum mechanics is statistical and classical mechanics isn't. Moreover, the statistical character of the quantum theory appears to be irreducible: unlike classical statistical mechanics, the probabilities are not generated by measures on a probability space, i. e. by distributions over atomic events or classical states. But how can a theory of mechanics be statistical and complete? Answers to this question which originate with the Copenhagen inter pretation of Bohr and Heisenberg appeal to the limited possibilities of measurement at the microlevel. To put it crudely: Those little electrons, protons, mesons, etc. , are so tiny, and our fingers so clumsy, that when ever we poke an elementary particle to see which way it will jump, we disturb the system radically  so radically, in fact, that a considerable amount of information derived from previous measurements is no longer applicable to the system. We might replace our fingers by finer probes, but the finest possible probes are the elementary particles them selves, and it is argued that the difficulty really arises for these
16 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a contribution to a problem in foundational studies, the problem of the interpretation of quantum mechanics, in the sense of the theoretical significance of the transition from classical to quantum mechanics. The obvious difference between classical and quantum mechanics is that quantum mechanics is statistical and classical mechanics isn't. Moreover, the statistical character of the quantum theory appears to be irreducible: unlike classical statistical mechanics, the probabilities are not generated by measures on a probability space, i. e. by distributions over atomic events or classical states. But how can a theory of mechanics be statistical and complete? Answers to this question which originate with the Copenhagen inter pretation of Bohr and Heisenberg appeal to the limited possibilities of measurement at the microlevel. To put it crudely: Those little electrons, protons, mesons, etc. , are so tiny, and our fingers so clumsy, that when ever we poke an elementary particle to see which way it will jump, we disturb the system radically  so radically, in fact, that a considerable amount of information derived from previous measurements is no longer applicable to the system. We might replace our fingers by finer probes, but the finest possible probes are the elementary particles them selves, and it is argued that the difficulty really arises for these
Physical theory and its interpretation : essays in honor of Jeffrey Bub by
William Demopoulos(
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12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes essays that cover a number of central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics, Einstein's hole argument in general relativity, quantum mechanics and special relativity, quantum correlations, quantum logic, and quantum probability and information
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes essays that cover a number of central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics, Einstein's hole argument in general relativity, quantum mechanics and special relativity, quantum correlations, quantum logic, and quantum probability and information
Quantum information and computation(
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1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poincaré's "les conceptions nouvelles de la matière" by
William Demopoulos(
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2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum information and computation(
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1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Quantum information and computation : special issue(
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1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Quantum mechanics as a principle theory by
Jeffrey Bub(
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1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The philosophical implications of quantum mechanics(
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1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
New directions in the foundations of physics(
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1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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