Author: Ruth E. Kastner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-10-18
A comprehensive exposition of the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (TI), this book sheds new light on longstanding problems in quantum theory and provides insight into the compatibility of TI with relativity. It breaks new ground in interpreting quantum theory, presenting a compelling new picture of quantum reality. The book shows how TI can be used to solve the measurement problem of quantum mechanics and explain other puzzles, such as the origin of the 'Born Rule' for the probabilities of measurement results. It addresses and resolves various objections and challenges to TI, such as Maudlin's inconsistency challenge. It explicitly extends TI into the relativistic domain, providing new insight into the basic compatibility of TI with relativity and the physical meaning of 'virtual particles'. This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students interested in the philosophy of physics and the interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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Quantum mechanics impacts on many areas of physics from pure theory to applications. However it is difficult to interpret, and philosophical contradictions and counter-intuitive results are apparent at a fundamental level. This book presents current understanding of the theory, providing a historical introduction and discussing many of its interpretations. Fully revised from the first edition, this book contains state-of-the-art research including loophole-free experimental Bell test, and theorems on the reality of the wave function including the PBR theorem, and a new section on quantum simulation. More interpretations are now included, and these are described and compared, including discussion of their successes and difficulties. Other sections have been expanded, including quantum error correction codes and the reference section. It is ideal for researchers in physics and maths, and philosophers of science interested in quantum physics and its foundations.
Author: Kastner Ruth E
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2015-02-26
This captivating book presents a new, unified picture of the everyday world around us. It provides rational, scientific support for the idea that there may well be more to our reality than meets the eye…Accessible and engaging for readers with no prior knowledge of quantum physics, author Ruth Kastner draws on the popular transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics to explain our ‘quantum reality.’ Her book focuses on modern-day examples and deals with big philosophical questions as well as ideas from physics.If you have any interest in quantum physics, this book is for you — whether you be a physics student or academic, or simply an inquisitive reader who wants to delve deeper into the reality of the world around you. Dr Ruth Kastner has received two National Science Foundation awards for the study of interpretational issues in quantum theory.
Author: James P. Hogan
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Release Date: 2018-02-26
Nie wieder Krieg! Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg ist den Nationen dieser Erde klar: so etwas darf nie wieder passieren! In der Folge verbessert sich die internationale Zusammenarbeit, die Unterschiede zwischen den Religionen, den Hautfarben, zwischen Ost und West verschwinden im folgenden Jahrhundert immer mehr. Das missfällt vor allem den reichen Industriedynastien, den modernen Aristokraten, die in einem neuen Krieg unermessliche Profite einfahren würden. In den 2020er-Jahren haben sie endgültig genug: sie bauen im Geheimen einen Zeitmaschine und reisen rund hundert Jahre in die Vergangenheit, um sich eines gewissen Adolf Hitlers anzunehmen, dessen radikale Partei nach einem gescheiterten Putschversuch in München in Vergessenheit geraten ist ...
Author: Daniel Greenberger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-07-25
With contributions by leading quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, this comprehensive A-to-Z of quantum physics provides a lucid understanding of key concepts of quantum theory and experiment. It covers technical and interpretational aspects alike, and includes both traditional and new concepts, making it an indispensable resource for concise, up-to-date information about the many facets of quantum physics.
Author: Dr. Angell O. de la Sierra, Esq.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2013-09
The information explosion we have witnessed in the last two decades has unexpectedly accelerated the relentless, forward evolutionary process of complexity as experienced in the real' existential reality as narrated from human to human in the language semantic accounts of our communications. Sometimes there are consistent, verifiable experiences by all witnesses that resist being described in common language terms and their undeniable presence must then be inferred by using justifiable representation and must be communicated instead in a justifiable symbolic or sentential representation as an ideal' explanation model. We then have two choices to fashion our model, we can either sacrifice the elegance of the model if we base it strictly on verifiable observables or emphasize on the elegance of a more demanding mathematical logic representation of the same subjective experience. Both approaches lead to the same speculations/conjectures about the micro or macro cosmological environment of the unseen. The author endorses the Lagrangian Quantum Field Theory (QFT) as our most empirically, well-confirmed physical theory where the ideal' explanation of the metaphysical component of the empirical object/events is more reliable than the axiomatic approach mathematical theorists prefer. However the best of both must harmonize. The reliance on verifiable sensory facts excels in the expediency of calculations and their intuitive understanding because it is closer to phenomenological experimental manipulation in the physics lab. That makes the derived metaphysical ideal' model poem more credible when applying the theory to make predictions. If we had to choose only one it is clear that when pragmatics and rigor lead to the same conclusion, then, as the author has argued, pragmatics trumps rigor due to the resulting simplicity, efficiency, and increase in understanding made possible. Most important, however, is that it allows for preparations for unexpected new environmental circumstances as they get empirically detected. Consequently, a hybrid unit wholeness of existential mesoscopic reality is defended.
Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way around? What does quantum mechanics really tell us about the world? In this important and accessible book, Huw Price throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of modern physics, and connects them in a wholly original way. Price begins with the mystery of the arrow of time. Why, for example, does disorder always increase, as required by the second law of thermodynamics? Price shows that, for over a century, most physicists have thought about these problems the wrong way. Misled by the human perspective from within time, which distorts and exaggerates the differences between past and future, they have fallen victim to what Price calls the "double standard fallacy": proposed explanations of the difference between the past and the future turn out to rely on a difference which has been slipped in at the beginning, when the physicists themselves treat the past and future in different ways. To avoid this fallacy, Price argues, we need to overcome our natural tendency to think about the past and the future differently. We need to imagine a point outside time -- an Archimedean "view from nowhen" -- from which to observe time in an unbiased way. Offering a lively criticism of many major modern physicists, including Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking, Price shows that this fallacy remains common in physics today -- for example, when contemporary cosmologists theorize about the eventual fate of the universe. The "big bang" theory normally assumes that the beginning and end of the universe will be very different. But if we are to avoid the double standard fallacy, we need to consider time symmetrically, and take seriously the possibility that the arrow of time may reverse when the universe recollapses into a "big crunch." Price then turns to the greatest mystery of modern physics, the meaning of quantum theory. He argues that in missing the Archimedean viewpoint, modern physics has missed a radical and attractive solution to many of the apparent paradoxes of quantum physics. Many consequences of quantum theory appear counterintuitive, such as Schrodinger's Cat, whose condition seems undetermined until observed, and Bell's Theorem, which suggests a spooky "nonlocality," where events happening simultaneously in different places seem to affect each other directly. Price shows that these paradoxes can be avoided by allowing that at the quantum level the future does, indeed, affect the past. This demystifies nonlocality, and supports Einstein's unpopular intuition that quantum theory describes an objective world, existing independently of human observers: the Cat is alive or dead, even when nobody looks. So interpreted, Price argues, quantum mechanics is simply the kind of theory we ought to have expected in microphysics -- from the symmetric standpoint. Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point presents an innovative and controversial view of time and contemporary physics. In this exciting book, Price urges physicists, philosophers, and anyone who has ever pondered the mysteries of time to look at the world from the fresh perspective of Archimedes' Point and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, the universe around us, and our own place in time.