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作者 Maudlin, Tim, author
書名 Philosophy of physics : quantum theory / Tim Maudlin
出版項 Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
國際標準書號 069118352X
9780691183527 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  QC174.12 M38 2019    在架上    30560400652431
說明 xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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系列 Princeton foundations of contemporary philosophy
Princeton foundations of contemporary philosophy
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index
Eight experiments -- The quantum recipe -- The wavefunction and the Quantum State -- Collapse theories and the problem of local beables -- Pilot wave theories -- Many worlds -- Relativistic quantum field theory
In this book, Tim Maudlin, one of the world's leading philosophers of physics, offers a sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics. The briefest, clearest, and most refined account of his influential approach to the subject, the book will be invaluable to all students of philosophy and physics. Quantum mechanics holds a unique place in the history of physics. It has produced the most accurate predictions of any scientific theory, but, more astonishing, there has never been any agreement about what the theory implies about physical reality. Maudlin argues that the very term "quantum theory" is a misnomer. A proper physical theory should clearly describe what is there and what it does--yet standard textbooks present quantum mechanics as a predictive recipe in search of a physical theory. In contrast, Maudlin explores three proper theories that recover the quantum predictions: the indeterministic wavefunction collapse theory of Ghirardi, Rimini, and Weber; the deterministic particle theory of deBroglie and Bohm; and the conceptually challenging Many Worlds theory of Everett. Each offers a radically different proposal for the nature of physical reality, but Maudlin shows that none of them are what they are generally taken to be
主題 Quantum theory -- Philosophy
Physics -- Philosophy
Relativity (Physics)
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