Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics

  • Miguel Ferrero
  • Alwyn van der Merwe

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Emilio Santos
    Pages 1-5
  3. Yakir Aharonov, Lev Vaidman
    Pages 7-13
  4. A. Ballesteros, F. J. Herranz, M. A. del Olmo, M. Santander
    Pages 29-34
  5. S. Bergia
    Pages 35-42
  6. A. M. Cetto, L. de la Peña
    Pages 47-56
  7. J. R. Croca
    Pages 73-82
  8. Franz Hasselbach
    Pages 123-139

About this book


For many physicists quantum theory contains strong conceptual difficulties, while for others the apparent conclusions about the reality of our physical world and the ways in which we discover that reality remain philosophically unacceptable.
This book focuses on recent theoretical and experimental developments in the foundations of quantum physics, including topics such as the puzzles and paradoxes which appear when general relativity and quantum mechanics are combined; the emergence of classical properties from quantum mechanics; stochastic electrodynamics; EPR experiments and Bell's Theorem; the consistent histories approach and the problem of datum uniqueness in quantum mechanics; non-local measurements and teleportation of quantum states; quantum non-demolition measurements in optics and matter wave properties observed by neutron, electron and atomic interferometry.
Audience: This volume is intended for graduate students of physics and those interested in the foundations of quantum theory.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Ferrero
    • 1
  • Alwyn van der Merwe
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OviedoOviedoSpain
  2. 2.University of DenverDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4608-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8529-3
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