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Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics

Authors: Bricmont, Jean

  • A much needed book by a leading figure in quantum foundations
  • Entertaining reading with a clear no-nonsense style
  • Accessible to all those with a basic grounding in quantum mechanics
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About this Textbook

This book explains, in simple terms, with a minimum of mathematics, why things can appear to be in two places at the same time, why correlations between simultaneous events occurring far apart cannot be explained by local mechanisms, and why, nevertheless, the quantum theory can be understood in terms of matter in motion. No need to worry, as some people do, whether a cat can be both dead and alive, whether the moon is there when nobody looks at it, or whether quantum systems need an observer to acquire definite properties. The author’s inimitable and even humorous style makes the book a pleasure to read while bringing a new clarity to many of the longstanding puzzles of quantum physics.

About the authors

Jean Bricmont is a theoretical physicist and professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He works on statistical and mathematical physics. He is best known outside the academic world as the co-author, with Alan Sokal, of Fashionable Nonsense (also known as Intellectual Impostures), which criticizes abuses of scientific concepts by intellectuals and relativism in the philosophy of science.

 

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Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25889-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25887-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25889-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25889-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25887-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 331
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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