Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: An Exploration of the Physical Meaning of Quantum Theory

Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: An Exploration of the Physical Meaning of Quantum Theory

by Travis Norsen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319658667
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2017
Series: Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 353,802
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Travis Norsen graduated as a physics-philosophy double-major from Harvey Mudd College in 1997 and then earned his PhD in theoretical nuclear astrophysics from the University of Washington in 2002. Since then he has worked on the foundational issues surveyed in the book and brought his uniquely conceptual, historical, and philosophical approach to physics into the classrooms of Marlboro, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.

Table of Contents

Pre-Quantum Theories.- Quantum Examples.- The Measurement Problem.- The Locality Problem.- The Ontology Problem.- The Copenhagen Interpretation.- The Pilot-Wave Theory.- Bell's Theorem.- The Spontaneous Collapse Theory.- The Many-Worlds Theory.

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