Quantum Physics Without Quantum Philosophy

  • Detlef Dürr
  • Sheldon Goldstein
  • Nino Zanghì

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
    Pages 1-20
  3. Quantum Equilibrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 23-77
    3. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 79-161
    4. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 163-168
  4. Quantum Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 171-182
    3. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 183-192
    4. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 193-203
    5. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 205-220
  5. Quantum Relativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 223-238
    3. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 239-246
    4. Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Nino Zanghì
      Pages 263-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 17-17

About this book

Introduction

It has often been claimed that without drastic conceptual innovations a genuine explanation of quantum interference effects and quantum randomness is impossible. This book concerns Bohmian mechanics, a simple particle theory that is a counterexample to such claims. The gentle introduction and other contributions collected here show how the phenomena of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to non-commuting observables, emerge from the Bohmian motion of particles, the natural particle motion associated with Schrödinger's equation. This book will be of value to all students and researchers in physics with an interest in the meaning of quantum theory as well as to philosophers of science.

Keywords

bohmian mechanics de Broglie-Bohm pilot wave theory foundations of physics foundations of quantum mechanics interpretion of quantum mechanics philosophy of physics philosophy of probability philosophy of quantum mechanics philosophy of science theoretical Physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Detlef Dürr
    • 1
  • Sheldon Goldstein
    • 2
  • Nino Zanghì
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Dept. MathematicsRutgers, State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  3. 3.Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Genova (INFN)Università di GenovaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30690-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30689-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30690-7
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