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Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen

Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?

Birkhäuser

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  • Presents a detailed explanation of a classic work in modern physics

  • Offers a quick understanding of the fundamental questions of quantum theory

  • Important supplement to all textbooks on quantum mechanics

Part of the book series: Classic Texts in the Sciences (CTS)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Backstory

    • Claus Kiefer
    Pages 1-25
  3. The Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen Paper

    • Claus Kiefer
    Pages 27-52
  4. Translation of Einstein’s 1948 Paper

    • Claus Kiefer
    Pages 53-56
  5. Reception and Impact of the EPR Paper

    • Claus Kiefer
    Pages 57-75
  6. Further Developments

    • Claus Kiefer
    Pages 77-96
  7. Future Relevance

    • Claus Kiefer
    Pages 97-100
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 101-114

About this book

The work published by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) in 1935 is a classic in modern physics. It discusses, for the first time, the central feature of the quantum theory: entanglement. In general, systems are intertwined with each other in nature; that is, they have only one common, non-divisible state. This fact is responsible for all the oddities commonly associated with quantum theory, including the famous thought experiments with Schrödinger’s cat and Wigner’s friend. The entanglement of quantum mechanics plays a central role in experiments with atoms and photons (Nobel Prize 2012 for Haroche and Wineland) and the planned construction of quantum computers. 

This book presents EPR’s original work amplified with a detailed commentary, which examines both the historical context and all aspects of entanglement. In particular, it focuses on the interpretation of quantum theory and its consequences for a basic understanding of nature.


Keywords

  • Albert Einstein
  • Boris Podolsky
  • Nathan Rosen
  • EPR paradox
  • quantum mechanics
  • elements of reality

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

    Claus Kiefer

About the editor

Prof. Dr. Claus Kiefer, University of Cologne, Institute of Theoretical Physics.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen

  • Book Subtitle: Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?

  • Editors: Claus Kiefer

  • Translated by: Anna Katharina Hudert, Sebastian Linden

  • Series Title: Classic Texts in the Sciences

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47037-1

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-47036-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-47037-1

  • Series ISSN: 2365-9963

  • Series E-ISSN: 2365-9971

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 114

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of Science, Quantum Physics, Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy

Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-47037-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)