The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics : Historical Analysis and Open Questions - Lecee, 1993

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Italian researchers involved in different aspects of the foundations and history of quantum mechanics are brought together in an interdisciplinary debate in this text. The book presents an overview of the state of Italian work in the field and of the open problems that still exist in the foundations of the theory. Physicists, logicians, mathematicians and epistemologists whose research concerns the historical analysis of quantum mechanics may find this text to be useful reading.
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  • Hardback | 468 pages
  • 177.8 x 230 x 38.1mm | 1,005.98g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • 5 SW-Abb., XIX, 452 p.
  • 0792334809
  • 9780792334804

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I recommend the book to every physicist, mathematician, logician, epistemologist and philosopher whose research is in connection with the fundamental problems or history of quantum mechanics.' Acta Sci. Mathematica (1996)
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Table of contents

1: Introduction; C. Garola, A. Rossi. 2: On the Axioms of Probability; L. Accardi. 3: Three Quantum Theories of Measurement; A. Afriat, F. Selleri. 4: Characterization and Deduction of Bell-Type Inequalities; E. Beltrametti, C. del Noce, M. J. Maczinski. 5: The Search for Quantum Reality; S. Bergia, V. Fano. 6: Macrorealism, Non-Invasivity and Quantum Mechanics; T. Calarco, R. Onofrio. 7: Planck's Theory (1898-1906) and the Birth of Quantum Physics; P. Campogalliani. 8: An Analogue of the Tunnel Effect in Classical Electrodynamics; A. Carati, L. Galgani, J. Sassarini. 9: A Note on Light Dispersion Formula and the Development of Modern Physics; B. Carazza, G. P. Guidetti, N. Robotti. 10: Quantum Mechanics, Objects and Objectivity; E. Castellani. 11: Toward a Logic of Unsharp Quantum Mechanics; G. Cattaneo, F. Laudisa. 12: Interpretative Remarks in Quantum Mechanics; G. Cattaneo, G. Nistico. 13: Kuhn's Interpretation of Boltzmann Statistical Heredity in Planck; P. Cerreta. 14: Macroscopic Quantum Coherence as a Test of Quantum Mechanics; L. Chiatti, M. Cini, M. Serva. 15: Exchangeability and Invariance: Classical Aspects of Quantum Correlation; D. Costantini, U. Garibaldi. 16: Einstein`s Life-Long Doubts on the Physical Foundations of the General Relativity and Unified Field Theories; S. D'Agostino. 17: Physical Interpretations of the Lukasiewicz Quantum Logical Connectives; M. Dalla Chiara, R. Giuntini. 18: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Path Integral for Klein-Gordon Equation; G. F. De Angelis, M. Serva. 19: Ontological Determinateness in Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity; M. Dorato. 20: Dualism and Incompleteness of Quantum Mechanics. Towards New Consistent Theories; A. Drago. 21: Quantum Mechanics Reformulated by Means of Symmetries; A. Drago, A. Pirolo. 22: A Priori Schemes in Quantum Mechanics; V. Fano. 23: Among Quantum Mechanics, Wave Optics, and Charged-Particle Beam Transport: Toward a Possible Unified Formal Description; R. Fedele. 24: Questioning Nonlocality: An Operational Critique to Bell's Theorem; C. Garola. 25: Bell's Inequality for Trichotomic Observables; A. Garuccio, L. de Caro. 26: Quantum Mechanics and Nonlocality - The EPR Argument Reconsidered; G. C. Ghirardi, R. Grassi. 27: Some Remarks on Non-Separability; E. Giannetto. 28: Unsharp Orthoalgebras and Quantum MV Algebras; R. Giuntini. 29: Introduction to Nelson Stochastic Mechanics as a Model for Quantum Mechanics; F. Guerra. 30: The Fermi-Dirac Statistics: A Simultaneous Discovery; N. Guicciardini, G. Introzzi. 31: Are There Sub-Quantum Trajectories? The Bohmian Interpretation of Quantum Theory; G. Peruzzi. 32: Algebraic Structures and Observations: Quantales for a Noncommutative Logic-Theoretic Approach to Quantum Mechanics; M. Piazza. 33: Hermeneutics as a Conceptual Model for an Ontological Evaluation of Quantum Theory; A. Rebaglia. (Part contents).
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