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Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Advanced Book Classics)by Bernard D'espagnat
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Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics provides a detailed view of the conceptual foundations and problems of quantum physics, and a clear and comprehensive account of the fundamental physical implications of the quantum formalism. This book deals with nonseparability, hidden variable theories, measurement theories and several related problems. Mathematical arguments are presented with an emphasis on simple but adequately representative cases. The conclusion incorporates a description of a set of relationships and concepts that could compose a legitimate view of the world.
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Deals with the elementary tools of quantum theory, nonseparability, hidden variable theories, measurement theories, objectivism, positivism, and Bohr's and Heisenberg's ideas. The present edition is a reprint of the 1988 second edition, which was itself a re-issuing of the original edition, now dating back 23 years.
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A detailed view of the conceptual foundations and problems of quantum physics by a highly regarded French theoretical physicist.
About the Author
Bernard dEspagnat, Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris, Orsay, was born in Fourmagnac, France, on August 22, 1921. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Sorbonne in 1950. He was a research physicist at the French National Center for Scientific Research, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Chicago, at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and at CERN in Geneva. In 1959, dEspagnat joined the University of Paris, where he was professor at both the Paris and Orsay campuses. Professor dEspagnat was director of the Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Particules Elementaires, Orsay, from 1970 to 1987. In 1996 he was elected into the Institut de France (Académie des Sciences morales et politiques) as a philosopher of science.
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