Operational Quantum Physics

  • Paul Busch
  • Marian Grabowski
  • Pekka J. Lahti

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-4
  2. Pages 5-18
  3. Pages 19-48
  4. Pages 49-94
  5. Pages 95-115
  6. Pages 117-143
  7. Pages 145-163
  8. Pages 165-212
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-230

About this book


Operational Quantum Physics offers a systematic presentation of quantum mechanics which makes exhaustive use of the full probabilistic structure of this theory. Accordingly the notion of an observable as a positive operator valued (POV) measure is explained in great detail, and the ensuing quantum measurement theory is developed and applied both to a resolution of long-standing conceptual and interpretational puzzles in the foundations of quantum mechanics, and to an analysis of various recent fundamental experiments.
The book, or different parts of it, may be of interest to advanced students or researchers in quantum physics, to philosophers of physics, and to mathematicians working on operator valued measures.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Busch
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marian Grabowski
    • 3
  • Pekka J. Lahti
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.Department of Applied MathematicsThe University of HullKingston upon HullUK
  3. 3.Institute of Physics and Institute of PhilosophyNicolaus Copernicus UniversityToruńPoland
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59358-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49239-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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