Quantum Reflections

Quantum Reflections

by John Ellis, Daniele Amati
     
 

This volume introduces some of the basic philosophical and conceptual questions underlying the formulation of quantum mechanics, one of the most baffling and far-reaching aspects of modern physics. The book consists of essays by leading thinkers in this field, who have been inspired by the profound work of the late John Bell. Some of the deepest issues concerning the… See more details below

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This volume introduces some of the basic philosophical and conceptual questions underlying the formulation of quantum mechanics, one of the most baffling and far-reaching aspects of modern physics. The book consists of essays by leading thinkers in this field, who have been inspired by the profound work of the late John Bell. Some of the deepest issues concerning the nature of physical reality are debated, including the theory of physical measurements, how to test quantum mechanics, and how classical and quantum physics are related. This book will be of interest to laypeople who have heard of the mysteries of quantum mechanics and want to gain a deeper understanding, students with a background in quantum physics, wishing to explore in more detail its philosophical aspects, and practising scientists who are not content with blindly applying its rules.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521088893
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Biographical notes on John Bell
1On Bell non-locality without probabilities: some curious geometry1
2Reality in neutron interference experiments28
3Testing Bell's inequalities69
4Beyond conventional quantum mechanics79
5Quantum effects in accelerator physics117
6New aspects of Bell's theorem136
7Does quantum mechanics carry the seeds of its own destruction?165
8John Bell and the moral aspect of quantum mechanics186
9Remembering John Bell193
Index199

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