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The quantum principle : its interpretation and epistemology

Author: Jagdish Mehra
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston, Mass. : D. Reidel Pub., ©1974.
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Mehra, Jagdish.
Quantum principle.
Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston, Mass. : D. Reidel Pub., ©1974
(OCoLC)595153102
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jagdish Mehra
ISBN: 9027704694 9789027704696
OCLC Number: 1249393
Description: xii, 132 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction.- 2. The Copenhagen Interpretation.- 3. Formal Problems of the Quantum Mechanical Scheme.- 3.1. Formal Problems in Nonrelativistic Quantum Theory.- 3.1.1. Superselection Rules.- 3.1.2. Are all Hermitian Operators Observable?.- 3.2. Formal Problems in Relativistic Quantum Theory.- 3.2.1. Instantaneous Nature of Measurements.- 3.2.2. Conflict Between Successive Measurements.- 4. Theory of Measurement and the Equation of Motion.- 4.1. The Formal Scheme of Quantum Mechanics.- 4.2. Quantum Theory as the Theory of Observations.- 4.3. Quantum Theory without Quantum Jumps.- 4.4. Indeterminate State Vector of the Apparatus.- 5. Transition to the Macroscopic World.- 5.1. Complementarity.- 5.2. Statistical Description.- 5.3. Probability in Quantum Physics.- 5.4. Macrophysical Description.- 5.5. Measurement as the Increase of Information.- 5.6. Extension of Von Neumann's View.- 5.7. Microphysics, Macrophysics and Dissipation.- 6. Hidden Variables.- 6.1. Substratum as a Solution of Divergences in Quantum Field Theory.- 6.2. Von Neumann's Proof of the Nonexistence of Hidden Variables.- 6.3. Bell's Local Hidden Variables.- 6.4. The Hidden-Variable Model of Bohm and Bub.- 7. The Notion of 'Reality' and the Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics.- 7.1. Description of Reality.- 7.2. The Complementary Description.- 7.3. The 'Positivistic' Point of View or Two Kinds of Reality.- 7.4. The Collectivistic-Materialistic View.- 7.5. Can a System Be Isolated?.- 8. Quantum Mechanics and the Explanation of Life.- 8.1. The Mind-Body Problem.- 8.2. Complementary Hierarchies.- 8.3. The Totality View of Life.- 8.4. Structure, Dissipation and Life.- 8.5. Are We Machines?.- References and Notes.
Responsibility: Jagdish Mehra.

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