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Quantum Physics Without Quantum Philosophy

Dürr, Detlef, Goldstein, Sheldon, Zanghì, Nino

2013, XVIII, 286 p.

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  • Integrates and comments on the authors’ seminal papers in the field
  • Emphasizes the natural way in which quantum phenomena emerge from the Bohmian picture
  • Helps to answer many of the objections raised to Bohmian quantum mechanics
  • Useful overview and summary for newcomers and students

It has often been claimed that without drastic conceptual innovations a genuine explanation of quantum interference effects and quantum randomness is impossible. This book concerns Bohmian mechanics, a simple particle theory that is a counterexample to such claims. The gentle introduction and other contributions collected here show how the phenomena of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to non-commuting observables, emerge from the Bohmian motion of particles, the natural particle motion associated with Schrödinger's equation. This book will be of value to all students and researchers in physics with an interest in the meaning of quantum theory as well as to philosophers of science.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » bohmian mechanics - de Broglie-Bohm pilot wave theory - foundations of physics - foundations of quantum mechanics - interpretion of quantum mechanics - philosophy of physics - philosophy of probability - philosophy of quantum mechanics - philosophy of science - theoretical Physics

Related subjects » Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Quantum Physics

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