The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics

The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics : An Interactive Interpretation

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This is one of the most important books on quantum mechanics to have appeared in recent years. It offers a dramatically new interpretation that resolves puzzles and paradoxes associated with the measurement problem and the behavior of coupled systems. A crucial feature of this interpretation is that a quantum mechanical measurement can be certain to have a particular outcome even when the observed system fails to have the property corresponding to that outcome just prior to the measurement interaction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 141 x 216 x 23mm | 396g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521408741
  • 9780521408745
  • 2,987,783

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Overview; 2. Dynamical states; 3. Measurement and quantum states; 4. Coupled systems; 5. Metaphysical aspects; 6. Alternatives compared; 7. Open questions; Appendix; Selected bibliography; Index.
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'In a very careful, subtle, and deeply original piece of work, Healey has ... achieved something no one else has been able to do in the sixty-year history of the discussion of quantum mechanics.' Howard Stein, University of Chicago 'Very well-informed and astute.' University Press Book News
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