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The Infamous Boundary : Seven Decades of Heresy in Quantum Physics

Author: David Wick
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1996.
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Although quantum mechanics has predicted an extraordinary range of phenomena with unprecedented accuracy, it remains controversial. Bohr and Heisenberg pronounced it "a complete theory" in 1927, but Einstein never accepted it, and as late as 1989 John Bell charged it with dividing the world of physics. David Wick traces the history of this controversy and shows how it affects our very conception of what a scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wick
ISBN: 9781461240303 1461240301
OCLC Number: 852788498
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages 50 illustrations)
Contents: Prologue 1: Atoms --
Prologue II: Quanta --
Revolution, Part 1: Heisenberg's Matrices --
Revolution, Part II: Schrödinger's Waves --
Uncertainty --
Complementarity --
The Debate Begins --
The Impossibility Theorem --
The Post-War Heresies --
Bell's Theorem --
Dice Games and Conspiracies --
Testing Bell --
Loopholes --
The Impossible Observed --
Paradoxes --
Philosophies --
Principles --
Opinions --
Speculations --
PostScript --
Appendix by William Faris --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by David Wick.

Abstract:

Although quantum mechanics has predicted an extraordinary range of phenomena with unprecedented accuracy, it remains controversial. Bohr and Heisenberg pronounced it "a complete theory" in 1927, but Einstein never accepted it, and as late as 1989 John Bell charged it with dividing the world of physics. David Wick traces the history of this controversy and shows how it affects our very conception of what a scientific theory is all about.

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