Fundamental Theories of Physics

New Developments on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics

Editors: Ferrero, M., van der Merwe, Alwyn (Eds.)

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Quantum theory is one of the most fascinating and successful constructs in the intellectual history of mankind. Nonetheless, the theory has very shaky philosophical foundations.
This book contains thoughtful discussions by eminent researchers of a spate of experimental techniques newly developed to test some of the stranger predictions of quantum physics. The advances considered include recent experiments in quantum optics, electron and ion interferometry, photon down conversion in nonlinear crystals, single trapped ions interacting with laser beams, atom-field coupling in micromaser cavities, quantum computation, quantum cryptography, decoherence and macroscopic quantum effects, the quantum state diffusion model, quantum gravity, the quantum mechanics of cosmology and quantum non-locality along with the continuing debate surrounding the interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Audience: The book is intended for physicists, philosophers of science, mathematicians, graduate students and those interested in the foundations of quantum theory.

Table of contents (55 chapters)

  • The Hidden-Measurement Formalism: Quantum Mechanics as a Consequence of Fluctuations on the Measurement

    Aerts, Diederik (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • A Model with Varying Fluctuations in the Measurement Context

    Aerts, Diederik (et al.)

    Pages 7-9

  • Short Time Behavior and Zeno Effect in Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

    Alvarez-Estrada, Ramón F. (et al.)

    Pages 11-16

  • A Minimal Local Extension of the Quantum Formalism

    Angelidis, Thomas D.

    Pages 17-29

  • Chaos and Decoherence in a Quantum System with a Regular Classical Counterpart

    Ashkenazy, Y. (et al.)

    Pages 31-37

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Developments on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics
Editors
  • M. Ferrero
  • Alwyn van der Merwe
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
81
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5886-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5886-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4374-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6487-3
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 458
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