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Overview

Developing one of the key concepts in modern q1uantum mechanics - entanglement - a leading physicist and teacher describes what it means and its importance. Entanglement describes a special type of inseparableness Joining two systems, independent of the distance between them. With contributions from other prominent experts in the field, including philosophers, "Entangled World: brings to life this fascinating subject.

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Editorial Reviews

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"... a comprehensible, friendly and insightful introduction intomodern ideas in quantum physics."
Nature

"This collection of articles by experts on a wide range ofquantum-related topics is well organized...recommended."
CHOICE

"...this book has much to offer and is reasonably priced..." CernCourier

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527404704
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/10/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

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Jürgen Audretsch was born in 1942 in Einbeck, Germany, andstudied physics at the Universities of Tübingen and Freiburg.In 1980, he accepted a post as professor for theoretical physics atthe University of Constance. His fields of activity were at firstthe General Relativity Theory and Quantum Field Theory, lately hehas been doing research in theoretical quantum optics and the basicprinciples of quantum theory.

Authors:
Jürgen Audretsch
Carsten Held
Robert Löw and Tilman Pfau
Gerhard Rempe
Harald Weinfurter
Reinhard F. Werner
Erich Joost
Rainer Blatt
Michael Esfeld

Professor Audretsch has not only published numerous scientificarticles which appeared in scientific journals and books, he isalso the author of a number of books for a wider readershipinterested in physics, which depict the relations between physicsand philosophy or physics and theology.

Professor Jürgen Audretsch
Fakultät für Physik der Universität Konstanz
Fach M 673
D-78457 Konstanz
Germany

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Table of Contents

Preface
View into the quantum world I: Fundamental phenomena andconcepts
View into the quantum world II: Entanglement and itsconsequences
The Bohr-Einstein debate and the fundamental problem of quantummechanics
An excursion into the quantum world
Entangled quantum systems: From wave-particle duality tosingle-photon sources of light
Quantum information
Quantum computers - the new generation of supercomputers?
Decoherence and the transition from quantum physics to classicalphysics
Quantum information processing -
Dream and realization
Quantum theory: A challeng for philosophy!

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