Quantum Theory at the Crossroads
Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference
Normal Price: $295.00
Your Price: $265.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $29.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $13.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Quantum Theory at the Crossroads by Guido Bacciagaluppi
Book DescriptionThe 1927 Solvay conference was perhaps the most important in the history of quantum theory. Contrary to popular belief, questions of interpretation were not settled at this conference. Instead, a range of sharply conflicting views were extensively discussed, including de Broglie's pilot-wave theory (which de Broglie presented for a many-body system), Born and Heisenberg's 'quantum mechanics' (which apparently lacked wave function collapse or fundamental time evolution), and Schrodinger's wave mechanics. Today, there is no longer a dominant interpretation of quantum theory, so it is important to re-evaluate the historical sources and keep the debate open. This book contains a complete translation of the original proceedings, with essays on the three main interpretations presented, and a detailed analysis of the lectures and discussions in the light of current research. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in physics and in the history and philosophy of quantum theory.
Buy Quantum Theory at the Crossroads book by Guido Bacciagaluppi from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521814218
(247mm x 174mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guido Bacciagaluppi
Quantum Theory at the Crossroads, Paperback (November 2013)» View all books by Guido Bacciagaluppi
Translation of the Fifth Solvay Congress proceedings, for graduate students and researchers in physics and quantum theory.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Quantum Theory at the Crossroads book by Guido Bacciagaluppi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Guido Bacciagaluppi
Guido Bacciagaluppi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Time, University of Sydney. His research interests lie mainly in the philosophy of physics. He has contributed significantly to the development and critique of modal interpretations of quantum mechanics, and he has since worked widely in various approaches to the foundations of quantum theory, as well as in the philosophy of probability and time and in the history of quantum mechanics. Antony Valentini is a Research Associate in the Theoretical Physics Group, Imperial College London. He proposed that the universe began with a non-quantum distribution of hidden variables, which later relaxed to the quantum equilibrium state we see today. He has pioneered the development of new physics of quantum nonequilibrium, de Broglie-Bohm theory, and hidden-variables theories generally, and has explored its possible role in cosmology, black holes, and information theory. He also works in the history and philosophy of modern physics.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687