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Quantum mechanics at the crossroads : new perspectives from history, philosophy and physics

Author: James Evans; A S Thorndike
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Frontiers collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together leading quantum physicists to expound on the meaning and future directions of quantum mechanics. All the authors have written for a broad readership, and the resulting  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Evans; A S Thorndike
ISBN: 9783540326632 3540326634
OCLC Number: 76685594
Description: x, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : contexts and challenges for quantum mechanics / James Evans --
Max Planck's compromises on the way to and from the absolute / J.L. Heilbron --
Atomic waves in private practice / Bruce R. Wheaton --
A complementary opposition : Louis de Broglie and Werner Heisenberg / Georges Lochak --
Schrödinger against particles and quantum jumps / Michel Bitbol --
Aspects of nonlocality in quantum mechanics / Abner Shimony --
Decoherence and the foundations of quantum mechanics / Maximilian Schlosshauer, Arthur Fine --
What are consistent histories? / Alan Thorndike --
Bose-Einstein condensation : identity crisis for indistinguishable particles / Wolfgang Ketterle --
Quantum fluctuations of light : a modern perspective on wave/particle duality / Howard Carmichael --
Quantum entanglement as a resource for communication / William K. Wootters --
The three cases of Doctor von Neumann / Roland Omnès.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Responsibility: James Evans, Alan S. Thorndike, [eds].
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