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Compendium of Quantum Physics

  • Daniel Greenberger
  • Klaus Hentschel
  • Friedel Weinert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Holger Lyre
    Pages 1-3
  3. Daniel Rohrlich
    Pages 3-6
  4. Nicolaas P. Landsman
    Pages 6-10
  5. Pages 10-10
  6. Jon Magne Leinaas
    Pages 10-14
  7. Anthony J. Leggett
    Pages 14-18
  8. Pages 18-18
  9. Pages 18-18
  10. Klaus Hentschel
    Pages 22-23
  11. Anthony J. Leggett
    Pages 24-31
  12. Daniel Rohrlich
    Pages 31-36
  13. Dieter Hoffmann
    Pages 36-39
  14. Clayton Gearhart
    Pages 39-42
  15. Basil J. Hiley
    Pages 43-47
  16. Detlev Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Roderich Tumulka, Nino Zanghí
    Pages 47-55
  17. Basil J. Hiley
    Pages 55-58
  18. Arne Schirrmacher
    Pages 58-61
  19. Helge Kragh
    Pages 62-64
  20. Nicolaas P. Landsman
    Pages 64-70
  21. Anthony J. Leggett
    Pages 71-74
  22. Arianna Borrelli
    Pages 74-78
  23. Bruce R. Wheaton
    Pages 78-81
  24. Charlotte Bigg
    Pages 81-84
  25. Jeffrey Bub
    Pages 84-86
  26. Peter Milonni, Umar Mohideen
    Pages 87-88
  27. Theodore Arabatzis
    Pages 89-92
  28. Mauricio Suárez
    Pages 93-96
  29. Hans J. Briegel
    Pages 96-105
  30. Peter Milonni, Michael Martin Nieto
    Pages 106-108
  31. Oscar Wallace Greenberg
    Pages 109-111
  32. Henry Stapp
    Pages 111-113
  33. Roderich Tumulka
    Pages 114-115
  34. Friedel Weinert
    Pages 115-117
  35. Robert B. Griffiths
    Pages 117-122
  36. Richard Healey
    Pages 122-125
  37. Brigitte Falkenburg
    Pages 125-131
  38. Lev Vaidman
    Pages 132-136
  39. Klaus Mainzer
    Pages 136-138
  40. Claus Kiefer
    Pages 138-139
  41. Christopher Witte
    Pages 139-145
  42. Dagmar Bruβ
    Pages 145-149
  43. Friedel Weinert
    Pages 150-152
  44. Bruce R. Wheaton
    Pages 152-154
  45. Pages 154-154
  46. Erich Joos
    Pages 155-159
  47. Daniel M. Greenberger
    Pages 159-161

About this book

Introduction

With contributions by many of today's leading quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, including three Nobel laureates, this comprehensive A to Z of quantum physics provides a lucid understanding of the key concepts of quantum theory and experiment. It covers technical and interpretational aspects alike, and includes both traditional topics and newer areas such as quantum information and its relatives. The central concepts that have shaped contemporary understanding of the quantum world are clearly defined, with illustrations where helpful, and discussed at a level suitable for undergraduate and graduate students of physics, history of science, and philosophy of physics. All articles share three main aims: (1) to provide a clear definition and understanding of the term concerned; (2) where possible, to trace the historical origins of the concept; and (3) to provide a small but optimal selection of references to the most relevant literature, including pertinent historical studies. Also discussed are the often contentious philosophical implications derived from quantum theory and its associated experimental findings.

This compendium will be an indispensable resource for all those seeking concise up-to-date information about the many facets of quantum physics.

Keywords

History of quantum mechanics Philosophy of physics Quantum Compendium Quantum Lexicon Quantum mechanics Quantum theory linear optimization science

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Greenberger
    • 1
  • Klaus Hentschel
    • 2
  • Friedel Weinert
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe City College of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Section for the History of Science & TechnologyUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Department of Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70626-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70622-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70626-7
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