Quantum Mechanics and Experience
By (author) David Z. Albert
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Quantum Mechanics and Experience by David Z. Albert
Book DescriptionThe more science tells us about the world, the stranger it looks. Ever since physics first penetrated the atom, early in this century, what it found there has stood as a radical and unanswered challenge to many of our most cherished conceptions of nature. It has literally been called into question since then whether or not there are always objective matters of fact about the whereabouts of subatomic particles, or about the locations of tables and chairs, or even about the very contents of our thoughts. A new kind of uncertainty has become a principle of science.This book is an original and provocative investigation of that challenge, as well as a novel attempt at writing about science in a style that is simultaneously elementary and deep. It is a lucid and self-contained introduction to the foundations of quantum mechanics, accessible to anyone with a high school mathematics education, and at the same time a rigorous discussion of the most important recent advances in our understanding of that subject, some of which are due to the author himself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674741133
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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This study is an attempt to get to the root of the tension between the best scientific pictures of the physical structure of the world and the everyday, empirical experience of it. This book examines the problem of the direction of time - the notion that whatever can happen, can happen backwards.
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Author Biography - David Z. Albert
David Z Albert is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
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