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The Quantum Mechanics Conundrum

Interpretation and Foundations

Authors: Auletta, Gennaro

  • Deals with both the interpretation and the mathematical-conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics in a systematic way
  • Written in pedagogical style addressing many fundamental problems of current physics
  • Comprehensively referenced, illustrated and indexed 
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About this book

This comprehensive volume gives a balanced and systematic treatment of both the interpretation and the mathematical-conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. It is written in a pedagogical style and addresses many thorny problems of fundamental physics.

The first aspect concerns Interpretation. The author raises the central problems: formalism, measurement, non-locality, and causality. The main positions on these subjects are presented and critically analysed. The aim is to show that the main schools can converge on a core interpretation.

The second aspect concerns Foundations. Here it is shown that the whole theory can be grounded on information theory. The distinction between information and signal leads us to integrating quantum mechanics and relativity. Category theory is presented and its significance for quantum information shown; the logic and epistemological bases of the theory are assessed.

Of relevance to all physicists and philosophers with an interest in quantum theory and its foundations, this book is destined to become a classic work. 

About the authors

Gennaro Auletta is a researcher at the University of Cassino and Aggregate Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University. His fields of interest are Foundations and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information, System Biology, Cognitive Biology, Philosophy of Nature, Logic. Auletta is author and editor of 17 books and more than 100 papers. His books include: Foundations and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: A Critical-Historical Analysis of the Problems and a Synthesis of the Results, World Scientific, 2000, a very complete historical and critical assessment of the field; Quantum Mechanics, Cambridge, University Press, 2009 (with M. Fortunato and G. Parisi), an advanced textbook; and Quantum Mechanics for Thinkers (with Shang-Yung Wang), Singapore, Pan Stanford Publications, 2014, a textbook addressed to people who are beginners or lack formal mathematical knowledge (the necessary math is explained step by step starting form high-school notion).

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 19, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16649-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: September 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16648-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Quantum Mechanics Conundrum
Book Subtitle
Interpretation and Foundations
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16649-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16649-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16648-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
L, 859
Number of Illustrations
127 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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