Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Travis Norsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319658670
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Authored by an acclaimed teacher of quantum physics and philosophy, this textbook pays special attention to the aspects that many courses sweep under the carpet. Traditional courses in quantum mechanics teach students how to use the quantum formalism to make calculations. But even the best students - indeed, especially the best students - emerge rather confused about what, exactly, the theory says is going on, physically, in microscopic systems. This supplementary textbook is designed to help such students understand that they are not alone in their confusions (luminaries such as Albert Einstein, Erwin Schroedinger, and John Stewart Bell having shared them), to sharpen their understanding of the most important difficulties associated with interpreting quantum theory in a realistic manner, and to introduce them to the most promising attempts to formulate the theory in a way that is physically clear and coherent. The text is accessible to students with at least one semester of prior exposure to quantum (or "modern") physics and includes over a hundred engaging end-of-chapter "Projects" that make the book suitable for either a traditional classroom or for self-study.

Mathematical Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: John von Neumann
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400889928
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Quantum mechanics was still in its infancy in 1932 when the young John von Neumann, who would go on to become one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, published Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics--a revolutionary book that for the first time provided a rigorous mathematical framework for the new science. Robert Beyer's 1955 English translation, which von Neumann reviewed and approved, is cited more frequently today than ever before. But its many treasures and insights were too often obscured by the limitations of the way the text and equations were set on the page. In this new edition of this classic work, mathematical physicist Nicholas Wheeler has completely reset the book in TeX, making the text and equations far easier to read. He has also corrected a handful of typographic errors, revised some sentences for clarity and readability, provided an index for the first time, and added prefatory remarks drawn from the writings of Léon Van Hove and Freeman Dyson. The result brings new life to an essential work in theoretical physics and mathematics.

The Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Claudio Garola
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401100292
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In The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Historical Analysis and Open Questions, leading Italian researchers involved in different aspects of the foundations and history of quantum mechanics are brought together in an interdisciplinary debate. The book therefore presents an invaluable overview of the state of Italian work in the field at this moment, and of the open problems that still exist in the foundations of the theory. Audience: Physicists, logicians, mathematicians and epistemologists whose research concerns the historical analysis of quantum mechanics.

Mathematical Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: George W. Mackey
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486154475
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This graduate-level text introduces fundamentals of classical mechanics; surveys basics of quantum mechanics; and concludes with a look at group theory and quantum mechanics of the atom. 1963 edition.

Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Günther Ludwig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662287269
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In this second volume on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics we shall show how it is possible, using the methodology presented in Volume I, to deduce some of the most important applications of quantum mechanics. These deductions are concerned with the structures of the microsystems rather than the technical details of the construction of preparation and registration devices. Accordingly. the only new axioms (relative to Volume I) which are introduced are concerned with the relationship between ensemble operators W, effect operators F, and certain construction principles of the preparation and registration devices. The applications described here are concerned with the measurement of atomic and molecular structure and of collision experiments. An additional and essential step towards a theoretical description of the preparation and registration procedures is carried out in Chapter XVII. Here we demonstrate how microscopic collision processes (that is, processes which can be described by quantum mechanics) can be used to obtain novel preparation and registration procedures if we take for granted the knowledge of only a few macroscopic preparation and registration procedures. By clever use of collision processes we are often able to obtain very precise results for the operators Wand F which describe the total procedures from a very imprecise knowledge of the macroscopic parts of the preparation and regis tration processes. In this regard experimental physicists have done brilliant work. In this sense Chapter XVII represents a general theoretical foundation for the procedures used by experimental physicists.

Philosophic Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Hans Reichenbach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486150100
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Noted philosopher offers a philosophical interpretation of quantum physics that reviews the basics of quantum mechanics and outlines their mathematical methods, blending philosophical ideas and mathematical formulations to develop a variety of concrete interpretations. 1944 edition.

Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics From Photons To Quantum Computers

Author: Reinhold Blumel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 144964936X
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Quantum computers are the proposed centerpieces of a revolutionary, 21st century quantum information technology. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in modern quantum physics, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: From Photons to Quantum Computers takes the reader into the fascinating world of quantum mechanics and continues on an in-depth study of quantum information and quantum computing, including an entire chapter on the future of quantum technology. This accessible text with modern applications focuses on what is “quantum” about quantum mechanics; topics discussed include the EPR paradox, entanglement, teleportation, Bell’s Theorem, quantum computing, and code-breaking with quantum computers.

The Conceptual Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Leonard Eisenbud
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821874363
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This book provides a clear and logical path to understanding what quantum mechanics is about. It will be accessible to undergraduates with minimal mathematical preparation: all that is required is an open mind, a little algebra, and a first course in undergraduate physics. Quantum mechanics is arguably the most successful physical theory. It makes predictions of incredible accuracy. It provides the structure underlying all of our electronic technology, and much of our mastery overmaterials. But compared with Newtonian mechanics, or even relativity, its teachings seem obscure--they have no counterpart in everyday experience, and they sometimes contradict our simplest notions of how the world works. A full understanding of the theory requires prior mastery of very advancedmathematics. This book aims at a different goal: to teach the reader, step by step, how the theory came to be and what, fundamentally, it is about. Most students learn physics by learning techniques and formulas. This is especially true in a field like quantum mechanics, whose content often contradicts our common sense, and where it's tempting to retreat into mathematical formalism. This book goes behind the formalism to explain in direct language the conceptual content and foundations ofquantum mechanics: the experiments that forced physicists to construct such a strange theory, and the essential elements of its strangeness.

Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics In The Light Of New Technology

Author: S Nakajima
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814498289
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”I re-experience once again the stimulating atmosphere of each of the ISQMs: There were theoretical discussions in diverse frontier areas of physics as well as descriptions of beautiful new (or planned) experiments and technologies. From each of the Symposia I always came away with the exciting feeling of how wonderful physics is and how lucky it is to be a physicist in this era.” Chen Ning Yang This volume is selected from the First through Fourth International Symposia on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. The International Symposia on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology (ISQMs) provide a unique interdisciplinary forum where distinguished theorists and experimentalists of diverse fields of research gather to discuss basic problems in quantum mechanics in the light of new technology. This volume collects 51 papers selected from over 200 papers by many distinguished scientists. It includes articles by C N Yang, J A Wheeler, Y Nambu, L Esaki and M P A Fisher, to name just a few, and contains topics ranging from quantum measurements to quantum cosmology. Contents:Proceedings of the First International Symposium (S Kamefuchi et al.):Gauge Fields, Electromagnetism and the Bohm–Aharonov Effect (C N Yang)Non-Local Phenomena and the Aharonov–Bohm Effect (Y Aharonov)Electron Holography, Aharonov–Bohm Effect and Flux Quantization (A Tonomura et al.)The Superposition Principle in Macroscopic Systems (A J Leggett)and other papersProceedings of the Second International Symposium (M Namiki et al.):Quantum Measurements in Neutron Interferometry (H Rauch)The Two-Photon Polarisation Correlation of Metastable Hydrogen as Test between Quantum Mechanics and Local Realistic Theories (H Kleinpoppen)Proof of the Aharonov–Bohm Effect with Completely Shielded Magnetic Field (A Tonomura et al.)Fractional Quantum Statistics in Two-Dimensional Systems (Y-S Wu)and other papersProceedings of the Third International Symposium (S Kobayashi et al.):Optical Manifestations of Berry's Topological Phases: Aharonov–Bohm-like Effects for the Photon (R Y Chiao)High Precision Determination of ??and Quantum Electrodynamics for Nonrelativistic Systems (T Kinoshita)Observations on Conductance Quantization and Dephasing in Mesoscale Systems (A Stern et al.)Quantum Ballistic Electron Transport and Conductance Quantization in a Constricted Two-Dimensional Electron Gas (B J van Wees)and other papersProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium (M Tsukada et al.):Reflections on the Development of Theoretical Physics (C N Yang)The Effect of Dissipation on Tunneling (A J Leggett)Quantum Diffusion in Metals (J Kondo)Tunneling Phenomena in Nuclear Physics (R A Broglia et al.)and other papers Readership: Scientists and engineers in optics, electronics, magnetics, device physics, condensed matter physics and applied physics in general. keywords:Quantum Mechanics;Aharonov–Bohm Effect;Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling;Theory of Measurement;Delayed Choice Experiment;Neutron Interferometry;EPR Correlation;STM;Gauge Fields;Conductance Quantization;Mesoscopic Systems;Berry's Phase;Coherence;Interference;Neutron Interferometer;Aspect's Experiment;Bell's Inequality;Hidden Variable;EPR Paradox

Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: T D Black
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814505544
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The advent of new experimental techniques has made possible a new generation of more precise experimental tests of fundamental quantum mechanics. This workshop addressed the confrontation of new and proposed experimental tests of quantum mechanics with standard and nonstandard quantum theory. The broad, cross-disciplinary view of the subject brought together eminent theorists and experimentalists from diverse fields. Contents: Computational Approach to the Quantum Zeno Effect (H Fearn & W E Lamb, Jr.)Measurement Theory (E C G Sudarshan)Spectroscopy on Individual Trapped Particle: Some Experiments and Ideas (H Dehmelt)Physical Interpretation of Supercoherent States and Their Associated Grassman Numbers (M M Nieto)The Quantum Hall Effect and Coordinate-Free Quantization (J R Klauder & E Onofri)The Quantum Mechanics of Trapped Wave Packets (R J Glauber)The One-atom Maser and the Generation of Nonclassical Light (H Walther)Integration of Poincare's Non-Integrable Systems for Classical and Quantum Mechanics (T Petrosky)Measurement of the Acceleration Due to Gravity with an Atomic Interferometer (M Kasevich & S Chu)Double Beta Decay (S P Rosen)and other papers Readership: Physicists. keywords: