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Consistent quantum theory

Author: R B Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrating basic quantum principles using simple examples, Griffiths clarifies topics that students and their teachers often find confusing. A supplement to traditional texts, this book is accessible to graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It will also be of interest to physicists and philosophers working on the foundations of quantum mechanics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Griffiths, R.B. (Robert Budington).
Consistent quantum theory.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001035048
(OCoLC)46810739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R B Griffiths
ISBN: 0511018940 9780511018947 9780511606052 0511606052 9780511048036 0511048033 9780511032769 0511032765 0521539293 9780521539296
OCLC Number: 52496870
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 391 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Wave functions --
Linear algebra in Dirac notation --
Physical properties --
Probabilities and physical variables --
Composite systems and tensor products --
Unitary dynamics --
Stochastic histories --
The Born rule --
Consistent histories --
Checking consistency --
Examples of consistent families --
Quantum interference --
Dependent (contextual) events --
Density matrices --
Quantum reasoning --
Measurements I --
Measurements II --
Coins and counterfactuals --
Delayed choice paradox --
Indirect measurement paradox --
Incompatibility paradoxes --
Singlet state correlations --
EPR paradox and Bell inequalities --
Hardy's paradox --
Decoherence and the classical limit --
Quantum theory and reality.
Responsibility: Robert B. Griffiths.
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