Sixty-Two Years of Uncertainty Historical, Philosophical, and Physical Inquiries into the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

This volume contains proceedings from the International School of History of Science, Sixty-Two Years of Uncertainty: Historical Philosophical and Physical Inquiries into the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, convened at the Ettore Maj orana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, 5-15 August...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Miller, Arthur I. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1990, 1990
Edition:1st ed. 1990
Series:NATO Science Series B:, Physics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Opening Remarks
  • Imagery, Probability and the Roots of Werner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle Paper
  • Against “Measurement”
  • An Exposition of Bell’s Theorem
  • Wave-Particle Duality: A Case Study
  • “Nicht Sein Kann Was Nicht Sein Darf”, Or the Prehistory of the EPR, 1909–1935: Einstein’s Early Worries About the Quantum Mechanics of Composite Systems
  • to Two-Particle Interferometry
  • A New View on the Uncertainty Principle
  • Measurement Problems in Quantum Field Theory in the 1930’s
  • On the Collapse of the Wave Function
  • Old and New Ideas in the Theory of Quantum Measurement
  • Toward a Relativistic Theory of Statevector Reduction
  • The Breakdown of the Superposition Principle
  • Mathematical and Philosophical Questions in the Theory of Open and Macroscopic Quantum Systems
  • Induced Nonlinear Time Evolution of Open Quantum Objects
  • Quantum Logic: A Summary of Some Issues
  • Remarks on the Measurement of Discrete Physical Quantities
  • Some Comments and Reflections
  • Invited Lecturers