Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe

Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe

by Menas Kafatos (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1989)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048140589
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics , #37
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1989
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

On a Theory of the Collapse of the Wave Function.- On the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics.- A New Characteristic of a Quantum System Between Two Measurements — A “Weak Value”.- Can the Quantum Measurement Process be put into QED?.- Chained Bell Inequalities.- From George Boole to John Bell — The Origins of Bell’s Inequality.- The Logic of Quantum Nonseparability.- Bell’s Theorem and Mermin’s Gedanken Experiment.- Searching for Mutually Unbiased Observables.- Going Beyond Bell’s Theorem.- Quantum Field Theory, Bell’s Inequalities and the Problem of Hidden Variables.- What Locality Isn’t: A Response to Jarrett.- Bell’s Theorem: The Forgotten Loophole and How to Exploit It.- Are More Economical Escapes From Bell’s Strictures Possible?.- Concerning Theories Free From Bell’s Constraint.- The EPR Paradox, Actions at a Distance and the Theory of Relativity.- Conditionals, Probability and Bell’s Theorem.- Relativity and Probability, Classical or Quantal.- Relativistic Probability Amplitudes and State Preparation.- Non-Linearity and Post-Bell Quantum Mechanics.- Observable Effects of the Uncertainty Relations in the Covariant Phase Space Representation of Quantum Mechanics.- Geometry of Cyclic Quantum Evolutions.- On the Computer Simulation of the EPR-Bohm Experiment.- Discrete Phase-Space Model for Quantum Mechanics.- A Possible Explanation of Quantum Mechanics Behavior by a Classical Cellular Automaton Construction.- Quantum Mechanical Information is Ubiquitous.- The Unobservability of Spinor Structure.- Teaching QM: True, Trivial, Inevitable.- Quantum Cosmology and Quantum Mechanics.- Cosmology, EPR Correlations and Separability.- Bell’s Theorem: Form and Information in the Quantum Theory.- Horizons of Knowledge in Cosmology.- The Ontological Status of the Cosmological Singularity.- Quantum Cosmological Generality of Inflation in Anisotropic Spacetime.- Mass Generation in the Early Universe.- Massive Photons and Monopoles.- The Large-Scale Streaming of Galaxies.- The Numerically Simple Universe.- Size of a Least Unit.- Bell, Book and Candle: The Limning of a Mystery.- Complementarity and Space-Time Description.- Complementarity and Cosmology.- Quantum Ontologies.- Henry P. Stapp on Quantum Theory and Reality.- For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Plea for Fundamental Ontology.- The Role of Consciousness in Physical Reality.- The Significance of Human Observation in Measurement in Quantum Mechanics; The Nature of the Traditional Separation Between Psychology and Physics.- The Universe in the Light of Contemporary Scientific Developments.- Name Index.

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