Synopses & Reviews
This book is the first to present quantum logic in relation to von Neumann algebra theory. Based on developing quantum logic in terms of operator algebras, the book reconstructs and reevaluates the Birkhoff-von Neumann concept of quantum logic. It also covers recent results such as the violation of Bell's inequality in relativistic quantum field theory, the logical independence of von Neumann lattices and the status of the common cause principle in quantum field theory. Other topics treated include the theory of quantum conditional and statistical inference, an operator algebraic treatment of the hidden variable problem and the semantic approach to physical theories. Audience: This volume will be of interest to mathematicians, physicists, mathematical physicists and historians and philosophers of science involved in interpretational problems of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.
Review
`As an extraordinarily readable monograph with a well-chosen topic, the book can be highly recommended to students and researchers in quantum physics as well as in mathematical fields related to quantum mechanics.' Zentralblatt MATH, 910 (1999)
Review
`As an extraordinarily readable monograph with a well-chosen topic, the book can be highly recommended to students and researchers in quantum physics as well as in mathematical fields related to quantum mechanics.'
Zentralblatt MATH, 910 (1999)
Table of Contents
Preface.
1. Introduction.
2. Observables and States in the Hilbert Space Formalism of Quantum Mechanics.
3. Lattice Theoretic Notions.
4. Hilbert Lattice.
5. Physical Theory in Semantic Approach.
6. Von Neumann Lattices.
7. The Birkhoff-Von Neumann Concept of Quantum Logic.
8. Quantum Conditional and Quantum Conditional Probability.
9. The Problem of Hidden Variables.
10. Violation of Bell's Inequality in Quantum Field Theory.
11. Independence in Quantum Logic Approach.
12. Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle and Quantum Field Theory. References. Index.