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Quantum Space and Time - The Quest Continues : Studies and Essays in Honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac and Eugene Wigner - Asim O. Barut

Quantum Space and Time - The Quest Continues

Studies and Essays in Honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac and Eugene Wigner

By: Asim O. Barut (Editor), Alwyn van der Merwe (Editor), Jean Pierre Vigier (Editor)


Published: 24th September 1984
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This 1984 book brings together 48 studies and essays written by physicists from around the world to mark the 90th birthday of Louis de Broglie and the 80th birthdays of Paul Dirac and Eugene Wigner. Publication under one cover of studies based on the discoveries of scientific personalities as diverse as those to whom this volume is dedicated serves at least one important purpose: it concretely reflects the rival pathways in quantum physics at the time of this book's publication. From one perspective, the papers contrast the strategies of a champion of the mathematical approach (Wigner) with those of a thinker who relied on physical intuition (de Broglie). From another, they compare the views of a defender (Wigner) and and opponent of the Copenhagen school (de Broglie), as well as those of an individual who helped to reconstruct the prevailing quantal paradigm, only later to advocate a return to causality (Dirac).

Papers Dedicated to Louis de Broglie
Louis de Broglie - physicist and thinker
The evolution of the ideas of Louis de Broglie on the interpretation of wave mechanics
Editorial postscript to 'The evolution of the ideas of Louis de Broglie on the interpretation of wave mechanics'
Reminiscences on my early association with Louis de Broglie
A critical note on the greatest days of quantum theory
On the contribution of Louis de Broglie to the quantum theory of measurement
On the impossible pilot wave
The de Broglie pilot wave theory and the further development of new insights arising out of it
Does quantum mechanics accept a stochastic support?
Survey of a quark model
De Broglie's wave-particle duality in the stochastic interpretation of quantum mechanics: as testable assumption
Elucidation of the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics and definition of a compatible joint probability
On the direct observability of quantum waves
Quantum theory and Einstein's general relativity
Papers dedicated to Eugene Paul Wigner
To Eugene Paul Wigner on his eightieth birthday
On conservation of parity and time reversal and composite models of particles
The 'Sommerfeld puzzle' revisited and resolved
An approach to measurement
Angular-momentum theory and projective geometry
The Wigner phase-space description of collision processes
Accidental degeneracies and symmetry groups
The Wigner distribution function - 50th birthday
Invariance identities associated with finite gauge transformations and the uniqueness of the equations of motion of a particle in a classical gauge field
Muonic atoms testing the electron propagator of quantum electrodynamics and the Higgs boson contribution
Physics and geometry
Galilei invariance, action-reaction principle and centre of mass theorem
The geometrostatic lattice cell
Branching rules and replicating representations
Some double-valued representations of the linear groups
Papers Dedicated to Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Paul Dirac on his eightieth birthday
Nonperturbative quantum electrodynamics: the Lamb shift
Magnetic monopoles: evidence since the Dirac conjecture
Bootstrapping the photon
Visible and invisible in physical theory
Dirac's aether in relativistic quantum mechanics
A Dirac algebraic approach to supersymmetry
Manifestations of group convariance in metric theory
Cosmologies with variable gravitational constant
Spinors and torsion in general relativity
A modified large-number theory with constant G
Is physics at the threshold of a new stage of evolution?
The biometric Weyl-Dirac theory and the gravitational constant
Electromagnetic mass revisited
Forms of relativistic dynamics with world line condition and separability
New avenues in supersymmetry and supergravity
On the equivalence of adiabatic invariance and the KMS condition
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521319119
ISBN-10: 0521319110
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 24th September 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.97