Quantum Physics Without Quantum Philosophy

Authors: Dürr, Detlef, Goldstein, Sheldon, Zanghì, Nino

  • 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
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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.

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“It is a book about an objective quantum description of nature and about quantum physics without quantum philosophy. … The book is divided into three parts. … The book is a self-contained presentation of the theory, accessible to mathematicians, physicists, and philosophers of physics with some basic knowledge of quantum mechanics.” (Andrew Bucki, Mathematical Reviews, November, 2014)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dürr, Detlef (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Quantum Equilibrium and the Origin of Absolute Uncertainty

    Dürr, Detlef (et al.)

    Pages 23-77

  • Quantum Equilibrium and the Role of Operators as Observables in Quantum Theory

    Dürr, Detlef (et al.)

    Pages 79-161

  • Quantum Philosophy: The Flight from Reason in Science

    Dürr, Detlef (et al.)

    Pages 163-168

  • Seven Steps Towards the Classical World

    Dürr, Detlef (et al.)

    Pages 171-182

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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Physics Without Quantum Philosophy
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30690-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30690-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30689-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43377-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 286
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