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This is a Guide through the Mysteries of Quantum Physics! Yakir Aharonov is one of the pioneers in measuring theory, the nature of quantum correlations, superselection rules, and geometric phases and has been awarded numerous scientific honors. The author has contributed monumental concepts to theoretical physics, especially the Aharonov-Bohm effect and the Aharonov-Casher effect. Together with Daniel Rohrlich of the Weizmann Institute, Israel, he has written a pioneering work on the remaining mysteries of quantum mechanics. From the perspective of a preeminent researcher in the fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics, the text combines mathematical rigor with penetrating and concise language. More than 200 problem sets introduce readers to the concepts and implications of quantum mechanics that have arisen from the experimental results of the recent two decades. With students as well as researchers in mind, the authors give an insight into that part of the field, which led Feynman to declare that 'nobody understands quantum mechanics'. Free solutions manual is available for lecturers at website.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783527403912
ISBN-10: 3527403914
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 186mm x 16mm)
Pages: 299
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Yakir Aharonov

Professor Yakir Aharonov, born in 1932, studied physics at Technion in Haifa, Israel, and Bristol University, England, where he received his PhD in 1960. He currently works as Professor of Physics at the University of Tel Aviv and the University of South Carolina. Professor Aharonov's research interests are nonlocal and topological effects in quantum mechanics, relativistic quantum field theories, and interpretations of quantum mechanics. Professor Aharonov is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Daniel Rohrlich, born in 1954, received his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1986. He currently works as a research scientist at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. His research interests lie in the fields of quantum information, fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics, path integrals, and experimental mesoscopic physics.