Meaning of Quantum Theory: A Guide for Students of Chemistry and Physics / Edition 1

Meaning of Quantum Theory: A Guide for Students of Chemistry and Physics / Edition 1

by Jim E. Baggott, J. E. Baggott, Baggott
     
 

ISBN-10: 019855575X

ISBN-13: 9780198555759

Pub. Date: 04/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Why is quantum theory so difficult to understand? In this book, written for both undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry and physics, the author looks at the continuing debate about the meaning of quantum theory. The historical development of the theory is traced from the turn of the century through to the 1930s, and the famous debate between Niels Bohr

Overview

Why is quantum theory so difficult to understand? In this book, written for both undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry and physics, the author looks at the continuing debate about the meaning of quantum theory. The historical development of the theory is traced from the turn of the century through to the 1930s, and the famous debate between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The book examines in detail the arguments that quantum theory is incomplete, as made by Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen; the development of Bell's theorem; and crucial experimental tests performed in the early 1980s. Alternative interpretations — pilot waves, quantum gravity, consciousness, and many worlds — are described in the closing chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198555759
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Series:
Oxford Science Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

1. How Quantum Theory Was Discovered
2. Putting It into Practice
3. What Does It Mean?
4. Putting It to the Test
5. What Are the Alternatives?

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