Quantum Mechanics at the Crossroads

New Perspectives from History, Philosophy and Physics

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ISBN: 978-3-540-32663-2 (Print) 978-3-540-32665-6 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-X

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    Pages 1-20

    Introduction: Contexts and Challenges for Quantum Mechanics

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    Pages 21-37

    Max Planck’s compromises on the way to and from the Absolute

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    Pages 39-71

    Atomic Waves in Private Practice

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    Pages 73-80

    A Complementary Opposition: Louis de Broglie and Werner Heisenberg

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    Pages 81-106

    Schrödinger Against Particles and Quantum Jumps

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    Pages 107-123

    Aspects of Nonlocality in Quantum Mechanics

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    Pages 125-148

    Decoherence and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

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    Pages 149-157

    What Are Consistent Histories?

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    Pages 159-182

    Bose-Einstein Condensation: Identity Crisis for Indistinguishable Particles

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    Pages 183-212

    Quantum Fluctuations of Light: A Modern Perspective on Wave/Particle Duality

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    Pages 213-230

    Quantum Entanglement as a Resource for Communication

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    Pages 231-241

    The Three Cases of Doctor von Neumann

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 243-249