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Quantum Theory without Reduction - Marcello Cini

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780750300315
Number Of Pages: 167

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Quantum theory offers a strange, and perhaps unique, case in the history of science. Although research into its roots has provided important results in recent years, the debate goes on. Some theorists argue that quantum theory is weakened by the inclusion of the so called "reduction of the state vector" in its foundations. Quantum Theory without Reduction presents arguments in favor of quantum theory as a consistent and complete theory without this reduction and as a theory capable of explaining all known features of the measurement problem. This collection of invited contributions defines and explores different aspects of this issue, bringing an old debate into a new perspective and leading to a more satisfying consensus about quantum theory. The book will be of interest to researchers in theoretical physics and mathematical physics involved in the foundations of quantum theory. Scientists, engineers, and philosophers interested in the conceptual problems of quantum theory will also find this work stimulating.

Where is the problem? by J.M. Levy-Leblond Experiment and quantum measurement theory by A. Zeilinger A consistent interpretation of quantum mechanics. The measurement process in the individual interpretation of quantum mechanics by H. Primas Principle of stationarity in the action functional and the theory of measurement by R. Fukuda Quantum (statistical) mechanics, measurement and information by R. Balian State vector collapse as a classical statistical effect of measurement by M. Cini and M. Serva Consecutive quantum measurements by A. Peres No-collapse versions of quantum mechanics by Y. Ben-Dov An attempt to understand the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory by E.J. Squires Uncertainty and measurement by P.T. Landsberg Author Index

ISBN: 9780750300315
ISBN-10: 0750300310
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 167
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: INST OF PHYSICS PUB
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 16.59  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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