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This book is about how to understand quantum mechanics by means of a modal interpretation. Modal interpretations provide a general framework within which quantum mechanics can be considered as a theory that describes reality in terms of physical systems possessing definite properties. Quantum mechanics is standardly understood to be a theory about probabilities with which measurements have outcomes. Modal interpretations are relatively new attempts to present quantum mechanics as a theory which, like other physical theories, describes an observer-independent reality. In this book, Pieter Vermaas summarises the results of this work. The book will be of great value to undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in philosophy of science, and physics departments with an interest in learning about modal interpretations of quantum mechanics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521675673
ISBN-10: 0521675677
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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