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Entanglement, Information, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Authors: Jaeger, Gregg

  • Accessible introduction to essential quantum phenomena and their implications
  • Shows that non-locality and other quantum puzzles are more than mere intellectual curiosities
  • Addresses the interests of both physicists and philosophers
  • Describes features of the microphysical world that future technologies will exploit
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About this book

This book explores the nature of quantum entanglement and quantum information and their role in the quantum world. Their relations to a number of key experiments and thought experiments in the history of quantum physics are considered, as is a range of interpretations of quantum mechanics that have been put forward as a means of understanding the fundamental nature of microphysics - the traditionally accepted domain of quantum mechanics - and in some cases, the universe as a whole. In this way, the book reveals the deep significance of entanglement and quantum information for our understanding of the physical world.

This book is a major accomplishment and invaluable contribution -- Arkady Plotnitsky

An encyclopedic treatment of conceptual quantum mechanics as seen from a very up-to-date point of view --Tom Toffoli

A mine of ideas for physicists, philosophers, and all intellectuals interested in this scientific revolution -- Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano

About the authors

After graduating in mathematics, philosophy, and physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gregg Jaeger undertook his doctoral work in physics at Boston University under Abner Shimony, with whom he discovered new complementarity relations in quantum interferometry. He currently holds a professorship at Boston University, where he has offered courses in the mathematics, natural science, and philosophy departments. His recent research has focused on decoherence, entanglement theory, quantum computing, and quantum cryptography.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“As the title suggests, this book focuses on interpreting quantum mechanics in light of entanglement and information theory. … provides an introduction to entanglement and the mathematics of quantum mechanics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Academic libraries serving upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (E. Kincanon, Choice, Vol. 47 (7), March, 2010)

“The book under review … summarize and compare the most important ideas in the interpretation of quantum mechanics, and to explore both how these ideas may be altered by recent developments in quantum information, and how interpretational issues may inform the operational goals of quantum information. … contains a great deal of interesting material about both the history and the philosophy of the interpretation of quantum mechanics, which is well worth reading. … of interest to students of the foundations of quantum mechanics … .” (Todd A. Brun, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 a)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Superposition, Entanglement, and Limits of Local Causality

    Jaeger, Gregg

    Pages 1-53

  • Quantum Measurement, Probability, and Logic

    Jaeger, Gregg

    Pages 55-94

  • Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

    Jaeger, Gregg

    Pages 95-188

  • Information and Quantum Mechanics

    Jaeger, Gregg

    Pages 189-257

  • Appendix

    Jaeger, Gregg

    Pages 259-269

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entanglement, Information, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Authors
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-92128-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-92128-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-92127-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10070-3
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 307
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