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Collapse of the wave function : models, ontology, origin, and implications

Author: Shan Gao
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
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"This is the first single volume about the collapse theories of quantum mechanics, which is becoming a very active field of research in both physics and philosophy. In standard quantum mechanics, it is postulated that when the wave function of a quantum system is measured, it no longer follows the Schrödinger equation, but instantaneously and randomly collapses to one of the wave functions that correspond to  Read more...
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Collapse of the wave function
(DLC) 2017057507
(OCoLC)1010955250
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shan Gao
ISBN: 9781108562263 1108562264 9781316995457 1316995453
OCLC Number: 1032810193
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Contents: How to teach and think about spontaneous wave function collapse theories: not like before / Lajos Diósi --
What really matters in Hilbert-space stochastic processes / Giancarlo Ghirardi, Oreste Nicrosini and Alberto Rimini --
Dynamical collapse for photons / Philip Pearle --
Quantum state reduction / Dorje C. Brody and Lane P. Hughston --
Collapse models and spacetime symmetries / Daniel J. Bedingham --
Ontology for collapse theories / Wayne C. Myrvold --
Properties and the born rule in GRW theory / Roman Frigg --
Paradoxes and primitive ontology in collapse theories of quantum mechanics / Roderich Tumulka --
On the status of primitive ontology / Peter J. Lewis --
Collapse or no collapse? What is the best ontology of quantum mechanics in the primitive ontology framework? / Michael Esfeld --
Quantum state reduction via gravity, and possible tests using Bose-Einstein condensates / Ivette Fuentes and Roger Penrose --
Collapse. What else? / Nicolas Gisin --
Three arguments for the reality of wave-function collapse / Shan Gao --
Could inelastic interactions induce quantum probabilistic transitions? / Nicholas Maxwell --
How the Schrödinger equation would predict collapse: an explicit mechanism / Roland Omnes --
Wave function collapse, non-locality, and space-time structure / Tejinder P. Singh --
The weight of collapse: dynamical reduction models in general relativistic contexts / Elias Okon and Daniel Sudarsky.
Responsibility: edited by Shan Gao, Shanxi University.

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An overview of the collapse theories of quantum mechanics. Written by distinguished physicists and philosophers of physics, it discusses the origin and implications of wave-function collapse, the  Read more...

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