Quantum Mechanics and Experience

Quantum Mechanics and Experience

Book - 1994
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Harvard University Press

The more science tells us about the world, the stranger it looks. Ever since physics first penetrated the atom, early in this century, what it found there has stood as a radical and unanswered challenge to many of our most cherished conceptions of nature. It has literally been called into question since then whether or not there are always objective matters of fact about the whereabouts of subatomic particles, or about the locations of tables and chairs, or even about the very contents of our thoughts. A new kind of uncertainty has become a principle of science.

This book is an original and provocative investigation of that challenge, as well as a novel attempt at writing about science in a style that is simultaneously elementary and deep. It is a lucid and self-contained introduction to the foundations of quantum mechanics, accessible to anyone with a high school mathematics education, and at the same time a rigorous discussion of the most important recent advances in our understanding of that subject, some of which are due to the author himself.


This lively account of the foundations of quantum mechanics is at once elementary and deeply challenging. It is an introduction accessible to anyone with high school mathematics and, at the same time, a rigorous discussion of the most important recent advances in our understanding of quantum physics, a number of them made by the author himself.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a guide to the basics of quantum mechanics and measurement.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994
Edition: 1st Harvard Univ. Pr. paperback ed
ISBN: 9780674741133
0674741137
Branch Call Number: 530.8 AL142q 1994
Characteristics: x, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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