Interpreting Quantum Mechanics: A Realistic View in Schrodinger's Vein

Interpreting Quantum Mechanics: A Realistic View in Schrodinger's Vein

By: Lars-Goran Johansson (author)Hardback

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Presenting a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics and, in particular, a realistic view of quantum waves, this book defends, with one exception, Schrodinger's views on quantum mechanics. Johansson goes on to defend the view that the collapse of a wave function during a measurement is a real physical collapse of a wave and argues that the collapse is a consequence of quantisation of interaction. Lastly Johansson argues for a revised principle of individuation in the quantum domain and that this principle enables a sort of explanation of non-local phenomena.

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About Author

Lars-GA ran Johansson is from the Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Contents

Contents: Interpretative problems in quantum mechanics; Realism and understanding; Individuation and identity in the quantum world; Quantum objects are waves; Particle behaviour of waves; The measurement problem; Quantum mechanical spin; Nonlocality; Gentle criticism; Summary and conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/08/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780754657385
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780754657385
  • weight: 438
  • ISBN10: 0754657388

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