Quantum Objects

Non-Local Correlation, Causality and Objective Indefiniteness in the Quantum World

  • Gregg Jaeger
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 175)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-54
  3. Gregg Jaeger
    Pages 55-97
  4. Gregg Jaeger
    Pages 99-122
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    Pages 123-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-203

About this book

Introduction

This monograph identifies the essential characteristics of the objects described by current quantum theory and considers their relationship to space-time. In the process, it explicates the senses in which quantum objects may be consistently considered to have parts of which they may be composed or into which they may be decomposed. The book also demonstrates the degree to which reduction is possible in quantum mechanics, showing it to be related to the objective indefiniteness of quantum properties and the strong non-local correlations that can occur between the physical quantities of quantum subsystems. Careful attention is paid to the relationships among such property correlations, physical causation, probability, and symmetry in quantum theory. In this way, the text identifies and clarifies the conceptual grounds underlying the unique nature of many quantum phenomena.

Keywords

Bell locality Einstein locality discussion of probabilistic causation objective indefiniteness philosophical implications of quantum physics quantum correlation quantum entanglement quantum information quantum non-locality quantum non-locality explained quantum potentiality

Authors and affiliations

  • Gregg Jaeger
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural Sciences and MathematicsBoston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37629-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37628-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37629-0
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