The Quantum Theory of Motion

An Account of the de Broglie-Bohm Causal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Peter R. Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485432

Category: Science

Page: 598

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An explanation of how quantum processes may be visualised without ambiguity, in terms of a simple physical model.
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Theoretische Physik

Author: Matthias Bartelmann,Björn Feuerbacher,Timm Krüger,Dieter Lüst,Anton Rebhan,Andreas Wipf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642546188

Category: Science

Page: 1315

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Die Grundlagen der theoretischen Physik in einem Band – das bietet Ihnen das vorliegende Buch. Sechs in Forschung und Lehre erfahrene Autoren aus Deutschland und Österreich stellen die vier großen Gebiete Mechanik, Elektrodynamik, Quantenmechanik sowie Thermodynamik und Statistische Physik dar. Die besondere Stärke dieses Buches liegt darin, dass es in vielfältigen Querverweisen die inneren Zusammenhänge zwischen diesen Gebieten zeigt. Die Kapitel sind sorgfältig aufeinander abgestimmt, beziehen sich aufeinander, verwenden eine möglichst einheitliche Notation und lassen diese vier Gebiete nicht nur jedes für sich entstehen, sondern vermitteln auch einen zusammenhängenden Überblick über die gesamte Grundlage der theoretischen Physik. Übersichtlich und grafisch ansprechend gegliedert, mit über 500 klaren und verständlichen Abbildungen versehen, bieten alle Kapitel ausführlich vorgerechnete Beispiele, begleitet von insgesamt fast 700 Verständnisfragen, Ausblicken in weiterführende Überlegungen sowie von mehr als 300 Übungsaufgaben mit kommentierten Lösungen. Der Inhalt des Buchs orientiert sich an den Bachelor- und Masterstudiengängen großer Universitäten in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz und deckt den behandelten Stoff möglichst umfassend ab. Die langjährige und vielfach hervorragend bewertete Lehrerfahrung der Autoren ist hier in einem Buch kondensiert, das Sie nicht nur durch Ihr gesamtes Bachelor-Studium, sondern weit in Ihr Masterstudium hinein begleiten wird. Dieses Werk wurde ergänzt um mathematische Beiträge der beliebten Bestseller-Autoren Florian Modler und Martin Kreh.
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The Mie Theory

Basics and Applications

Author: Wolfram Hergert,Thomas Wriedt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642287387

Category: Science

Page: 259

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This book presents in a concise way the Mie theory and its current applications. It begins with an overview of current theories, computational methods, experimental techniques, and applications of optics of small particles. There is also some biographic information on Gustav Mie, who published his famous paper on the colour of Gold colloids in 1908. The Mie solution for the light scattering of small spherical particles set the basis for more advanced scattering theories and today there are many methods to calculate light scattering and absorption for practically any shape and composition of particles. The optics of small particles is of interest in industrial, atmospheric, astronomic and other research. The book covers the latest developments in divers fields in scattering theory such as plasmon resonance, multiple scattering and optical force.
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Quantum Social Science

Author: Emmanuel Haven,Andrei Khrennikov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139851497

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Written by world experts in the foundations of quantum mechanics and its applications to social science, this book shows how elementary quantum mechanical principles can be applied to decision-making paradoxes in psychology and used in modelling information in finance and economics. The book starts with a thorough overview of some of the salient differences between classical, statistical and quantum mechanics. It presents arguments on why quantum mechanics can be applied outside of physics and defines quantum social science. The issue of the existence of quantum probabilistic effects in psychology, economics and finance is addressed and basic questions and answers are provided. Aimed at researchers in economics and psychology, as well as physics, basic mathematical preliminaries and elementary concepts from quantum mechanics are defined in a self-contained way.
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Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal

Author: J.T. Cushing,Arthur Fine,S. Goldstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792340287

Category: Science

Page: 408

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We are often told that quantum phenomena demand radical revisions of our scientific world view and that no physical theory describing well defined objects, such as particles described by their positions, evolving in a well defined way, let alone deterministically, can account for such phenomena. The great majority of physicists continue to subscribe to this view, despite the fact that just such a deterministic theory, accounting for all of the phe nomena of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, was proposed by David Bohm more than four decades ago and has arguably been around almost since the inception of quantum mechanics itself. Our purpose in asking colleagues to write the essays for this volume has not been to produce a Festschrift in honor of David Bohm (worthy an undertaking as that would have been) or to gather together a collection of papers simply stating uncritically Bohm's views on quantum mechanics. The central theme around which the essays in this volume are arranged is David Bohm's version of quantum mechanics. It has by now become fairly standard practice to refer to his theory as Bohmian mechanics and to the larger conceptual framework within which this is located as the causal quantum theory program. While it is true that one can have reservations about the appropriateness of these specific labels, both do elicit distinc tive images characteristic of the key concepts of these approaches and such terminology does serve effectively to contrast this class of theories with more standard formulations of quantum theory.
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Quantum Theory at the Crossroads

Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference

Author: Guido Bacciagaluppi,Antony Valentini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139643711

Category: Science

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The 1927 Solvay conference was perhaps the most important in the history of quantum theory. Contrary to popular belief, questions of interpretation were not settled at this conference. Instead, a range of sharply conflicting views were extensively discussed, including de Broglie's pilot-wave theory (which de Broglie presented for a many-body system), Born and Heisenberg's 'quantum mechanics' (which apparently lacked wave function collapse or fundamental time evolution), and Schrödinger's wave mechanics. Today, there is no longer a dominant interpretation of quantum theory, so it is important to re-evaluate the historical sources and keep the debate open. This book contains a complete translation of the original proceedings, with essays on the three main interpretations presented, and a detailed analysis of the lectures and discussions in the light of current research. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in physics and in the history and philosophy of quantum theory.
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Quantum Causality

Conceptual Issues in the Causal Theory of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Peter J. Riggs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048124034

Category: Science

Page: 230

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There is no sharp dividing line between the foundations of physics and philosophy of physics. This is especially true for quantum mechanics. The debate on the interpretation of quantum mechanics has raged in both the scientific and philosophical communities since the 1920s and continues to this day. (We shall understand the unqualified term ‘quantum mechanics’ to mean the mathematical formalism, i. e. laws and rules by which empirical predictions and theoretical advances are made. ) There is a popular rendering of quantum mechanics which has been publicly endorsed by some well known physicists which says that quantum mechanics is not only 1 more weird than we imagine but is weirder than we can imagine. Although it is readily granted that quantum mechanics has produced some strange and counter-intuitive results, the case will be presented in this book that quantum mechanics is not as weird as we might have been led to believe! The prevailing theory of quantum mechanics is called Orthodox Quantum Theory (also known as the Copenhagen Interpretation). Orthodox Quantum Theory endows a special status on measurement processes by requiring an intervention of an observer or an observer’s proxy (e. g. a measuring apparatus). The placement of the observer (or proxy) is somewhat arbitrary which introduces a degree of subjectivity. Orthodox Quantum Theory only predicts probabilities for measured values of physical quantities. It is essentially an instrumental theory, i. e.
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Hidden Worlds in Quantum Physics

Author: Gerard Gouesbet

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315746

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Authoritative text emphasizes history and philosophical foundations in a manner interesting to lay readers as well as students and professionals. Topics include hidden-variable and causal theories and pilot wave. 2013 edition.
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Theoretische Physik 3

Klassische Feldtheorie: Von Elektrodynamik, nicht-Abelschen Eichtheorien und Gravitation

Author: Florian Scheck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662536390

Category: Science

Page: 438

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Der 3. Band des Lehrbuchs zur theoretischen Physik befasst sich mit der klassischen Feldtheorie – von der Elektrodynamik über die nicht-Abelschen Eichtheorien bis zur Gravitation. Das Lehrbuch vermittelt moderne Physik in stringenter und – durch viele Beispiele – anschaulicher Darstellung. Es enthält zahlreiche Aufgaben mit Lösungshinweisen oder exemplarischen, vollständigen Lösungen. Die 3. Auflage wurde im Detail überarbeitet, das Kapitel zur Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie um eine ausführliche Analyse der Schwarzschild-Lösung ergänzt.
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Spooky Physics: The Illustrated Edition

Author: Andrea Diem-Lane

Publisher: MSAC Philosophy Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 48

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This is the illustrated version of Dr. Andre Diem-Lane's earlier book, Spooky Physics, which was later published in a small paperback under the title Quantum Weirdness. Includes a detailed analysis of the famous Einstein-Bohr debate over the future of physics. Fully illuminated with black and white photographs and graphs.
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Spooky Physics

Author: N.A

Publisher: MSAC Philosophy Group

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The present status of the quantum theory of light

proceedings of a symposium in honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier

Author: Stanley Jeffers,Jean-Pierre Vigier,S. Roy

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 550

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This volume contains the proceedings of a symposium held in honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier in Toronto, Canada, in August 1995. It encompasses many areas in which he has been active over the years, such as stochastic interpretations of quantum mechanics, particle physics and electromagnetic theory. The papers have been loosely ordered in the following categories: ideas about the nature of light and photons; electrodynamics; the formulation and interpretation of quantum mechanics; and aspects of relativity theory. Some of the papers presented deal with alternate interpretations of quantum phenomena in the tradition of Vigier, Bohm et al. The current experimental situation allows for the first time for individual quantum events to be studied, and this opens possibilities for challenges to the orthodox interpretation to be realised. Audience: This book will be of interest to graduate level students and researchers whose work involves quantum mechanics, electromagnetic theory, optics and optoelectronics.
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New Formations

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853159599

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 159

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American Journal of Physics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American physics teacher

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Quantum Mechanics

Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony

Author: James T. Cushing

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226132044

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Why does one theory "succeed" while another, possibly clearer interpretation, fails? By exploring two observationally equivalent yet conceptually incompatible views of quantum mechanics, James T. Cushing shows how historical contingency can be crucial to determining a theory's construction and its position among competing views. Since the late 1920s, the theory formulated by Niels Bohr and his colleagues at Copenhagen has been the dominant interpretation of quantum mechanics. Yet an alternative interpretation, rooted in the work of Louis de Broglie in the early 1920s and reformulated and extended by David Bohm in the 1950s, equally well explains the observational data. Through a detailed historical and sociological study of the physicists who developed different theories of quantum mechanics, the debates within and between opposing camps, and the receptions given to each theory, Cushing shows that despite the preeminence of the Copenhagen view, the Bohm interpretation cannot be ignored. Cushing contends that the Copenhagen interpretation became widely accepted not because it is a better explanation of subatomic phenomena than is Bohm's, but because it happened to appear first. Focusing on the philosophical, social, and cultural forces that shaped one of the most important developments in modern physics, this provocative book examines the role that timing can play in the establishment of theory and explanation.
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Physics letters

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

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