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Author Garola, Claudio
Title Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics, Historical Analysis And Open Questions - Cesena 2004 : Historical Analysis and Open Questions, Cesena 2004
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2006
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- Introduction -- If Bertlmann had Three Feet -- References -- Macroscopic Interpretability of Quantum Component Systems -- 1. Three Main Physical Paradigms -- 2. Semimacroscopic and Macroscopic Interpretability of Quantum Component Systems -- 3. Two Environmental (model independent) theorems (Camerino 1988) -- References -- Premeasurement versus Measurement: A Basic Form of Complementarity -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Use of Projection Operators -- 3. The Use of Unitary Operators -- 4. Premeasurement Measurement and Information -- 5. Conclusions -- References -- Remarks on Conditioning -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Convexity models -- 3. The classical frame -- 4. Conditioning in operational probability theory -- 5. Quantum conditioning -- References -- Entangled State Preparation in Experiments on Quantum Non-Locality -- References -- The First Steps of Quantum Electrodynamics: What Is It That's Being Quantized? -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Particles as described by wave equations and the e.m. field described in terms of light quanta: one and the same problem? -- 3. What comes first: The wave or the particle? -- 4. What does it really mean quantizing a field? -- 5. Potentiality and up-to-dateness of Dirac's work -- References -- On the Meaning of Element in the Science of Italic Tradition the Question of Physical Objectivity (and/or Physical Meaning) and Quantum Mechanics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. On the meaning of 'element'. The principle of physical reality and the criterion of physical objectivity -- 3. On the meaning of 'element' in the science of Italic tradition -- 4. Quantum mechanics: science or philosophy? The new meaning of 'element'. Conclusions -- References -- Mathematics and Epistemology in Planck's Theoretical Work (1898-1915) -- 1. Mathematics and the third dimension of science -- 2. Mathematics and epistemology
3. Mathematics and the principle of disorder -- Closing remarks -- References -- On the Free Motion with Noise -- 1. Description of a free motion with noise -- 2. The probability distribution of position and velocity -- 3. Speculations on the spatial probability distribution in presence of a potential -- 4. Conclusions -- References -- Field Quantization and Wave/Particle Duality -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Representation of the Irreducible Randomness of Quantum Reality in Phase Space -- 3. Field Quantization in Phase Space and Wave/Particle Duality -- 4. Conclusions -- References -- Parastatistics in Econophysics? -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Equilibrium Probability Distribution -- 3. Parastatistics in Economics: The Ants of Kirman -- 4. An Application to Stock Price Dynamics: Gibbs' Limit -- 5. Conclusion -- References -- Theory-Laden Instruments and Quantum Mechanics -- 1. Theory-neutral Experiments as a Paradigma of Classical Physics -- 2. The Correspondence Principle -- Role and Coverage of Instrumental Theories -- 3. The Problem of the Empirical Test of one Theory with the Help of Another -- 4. Pluri-correspondence in Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Niels Bohr's Complementarity -- 5. Conclusive Observations -- References -- Quantum Non-Locality and the Mathematical Representation of Experience -- 1. The Problem -- 2. Possible solutions -- 3. Bell's inequality -- 4. Factorizability analysed -- 5. Quantum non-locality and the proposed solutions of the problem -- 6. Critical evaluation -- 7. Concluding remarks -- References -- On the Notion of Proposition in Classical and Quantum Mechanics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The language L(x) -- 3. The poset of physical propositions -- 4. The general notion of testability -- 5. Classical mechanics (CM) -- 6. Quantum mechanics (QM) -- 7. Quantum truth -- 8. The pragmatic interpretation of QL
9. Physical propositions and possible worlds -- References -- The Electromagnetic Conception of Nature and the Origins of Quantum Physics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Electromagnetic Conception of Nature and Quantum Physics -- References -- What We Talk About When We Talk About Universe Computability -- 1. Section 1 -- 2. Section 2 -- 3. Section 3 -- 4. Section 4 -- References -- Bohm and Bohmian Mechanics -- 1. The de Broglie-Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics -- 2. Bohmian mechanics -- 3. Double slit interference -- 4. Features of the d.B.B. model -- References -- An Objective Background for Quantum Theory Relying on Thermodynamic Concepts -- 1. The role of a phenomenological pretheory -- 2. Deterministic dynamics of objective states -- 3. A way to microsystems -- 4. Conclusions and outlook -- Acknowledgments -- References -- The Entrance of Quantum Mechanics in Italy: From Garbasso to Fermi -- Introduction -- 1. Garbasso the Stark effect and the problematic birth of quantum mechanics in Italy -- 2. Brunetti and the study of process of X-ray emission -- 3. Fermi the "quantum mechanics propagandist" -- 4. Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- The Measure of Momentum in Quantum Mechanics -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The definition of momentum in classical and quantum physics -- 3 The diffraction by a single slit and the Fourier transform -- 4 Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- On the Two-Slit Interference Experiment: A Statistical Discussion -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Two-Slit Interference Experiment -- 3. A Dynamic Model with Memory Effects at the Barrier -- 4. Interference Pattern and Non-Additivity Paradox -- 5. Conclusions -- References -- Why the Reactivity of the Elements is a Relational Property and Why it Matters -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Margenau on the nature of physical reality -- 3. Things and their properties
4. Chemical reactivity: intrinsic or relational property? -- 5. Relational properties and scientific realism -- Ackowledgments -- References -- Detecting Non Compatible Properties in Double-Slit Experiment Without Erasure -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Formalization of the problem -- 3. A 'gedanken experiment' solution -- References -- If You Can Manipulate Them Must They Be Real? The Epistemological Role of Instruments in Nanotechnological Research -- 1. Introduction -- 2. In search of a demarcation between given experience and mental creation -- 3. In search of a demarcation between given experience and technological manipulation -- 4. Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Mathematical Models and Physical Reality from Classical to Quantum Physics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. States and properties -- 3. Von Neumann's formalization of Quantum Mechanics -- 4. Dirac's formalization beyond pragmatism and falsificationism -- References -- Complex Entanglement and Quaternionic Separability -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Density matrix formalism in quaternionic Hilbert spaces -- 3. Complex and quaternionic maps -- 4. Two spin 1/2 systems in HQ -- 5. Quaternionic description of the compound system -- References -- Mach-Zehnder Interferometer and Quantitative Complementarity -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Predictability and visibility in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer -- 3 Distinguishability and visibility in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer -- 4 Conclusions -- References -- Antonio Gramsci's Reflection on Quantum Mechanics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Gramsci's criticism of positivism and his conception of science -- 3. Gramsci and microphysics -- References -- The Role of Logic and Mathematics in the Heisenberg Formulation of Quantum Mechanics -- 1. Two Quantum Mechanics Formulations -- 2. Premises to a New Approach to Quantum Logic -- 3. The Logic of the Heisenberg Formulation
4. The "Synthetic" Aspect of Heisenberg's Argument -- Conclusions -- References -- Space-Time at the Planck Scale: The Quantum Computer View -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Qubitisation of quantum space-time -- 3. Quantum space-time: is it a quantum computer? -- 4. Is quantum space-time in a superposed/entangled state? -- 5. The quantum network of Nature -- 6. Quantum function evaluation at the Planck scale -- 7. Unitary evolution and its consequences -- 8. Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Three-Dimensional Wave Behaviour of Light -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Experimental setup and results -- References
Key Features:Includes important contributions to the foundations of quantum mechanics and related topics by key Italian scholars such as Ascoli, Beltrametti, Bergia, Cini and LanzGroups together articles by scholars from dissimilar cultural backgrounds, allowing the reader to compare their different perspectivesContains interdisciplinary papers that supply interesting examples of a cross-fertilization of ideas
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