The Wave Function (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
244
Utgivningsdatum
2013-03-28
Förlag
OUP USA
Medarbetare
Ney, Alyssa
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 19 mm
Vikt
340 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
449:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780199790548
The Wave Function (häftad)

The Wave Function

Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

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This is a new volume of original essays on the metaphysics of quantum mechanics. The essays address questions such as: What fundamental metaphysics is best motivated by quantum mechanics? What is the ontological status of the wave function? What is the nature of the fundamental space (or space-time manifold) of quantum mechanics?
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Willi-Hans Steeb, Zentralblatt Math The essays target an audience of philosophers in science, but the book is also benecial for theoretical physicists. The book can be highly recommended for reader who are looking at the foundations of quantum theory. The book also provides a rich source of references also from a historical point of view.


Jeffrey A. Barrett, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews This is an uncommonly good collection of essays on the metaphysical foundations of quantum mechanics. It contains work on a compelling subject from a number of the most engaging philosophers of physics, and the overall standard of clarity is exceptional.


Decio Krause and Jonas R. B. Arenhart, Metascience ...a highly recommended book. It brings a series of problems that are typically philosophical to the domain of quantum mechanics, and does so in an accessible way.


Craig Callender, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science ... the book is an excellent and enjoyable piece of philosophy, as one gets to see a single problem attacked from many distinct and compelling perspectives. If interested in the metaphysics of the quantum wavefunction, then this collection is a great choice.


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<br>Alyssa Ney is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. She works primarily in metaphysics. <br>David Z Albert is the author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience and Time and Chance and has published many articles on quantum mechanics, mostly in the Physical Review. He is Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy and Director of the M.A. Program in The Philosophical Foundations of Physics at Columbia University.<br>

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PREFACE; DAVID Z. ALBERT AND ALYSSA NEY; INTRODUCTION; ALYSSA NEY; CHAPTER 1. WAVE FUNCTION REALISM; DAVID Z. ALBERT; CHAPTER 2. PRIMITIVE ONTOLOGY AND THE STRUCTURE OF FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL THEORIES; VALIA ALLORI; CHAPTER 3. WHITHER WAVE-FUNCTION REALISM?; STEVEN FRENCH; CHAPTER 4. REALITY AND THE ROLE OF THE WAVEFUNCTION IN QUANTUM THEORY; SHELDON GOLDSTEIN AND NINO ZANGHI; CHAPTER 5. DIMENSION AND ILLUSION; PETER J. LEWIS; CHAPTER 6. THE NATURE OF THE QUANTUM STATE; TIM MAUDLIN; CHAPTER 7. AGAINST 3N-DIMENSIONAL SPACE; BRADLEY MONTON; CHAPTER 8. ONTOLOGICAL REDUCTION AND THE WAVE FUNCTION ONTOLOGY; ALYSSA NEY; CHAPTER 9. THE STRUCTURE OF A QUANTUM WORLD; JILL NORTH; CHAPTER 10. A PROLEGOMENON TO THE ONTOLOGY OF THE EVERETT INTERPRETATION; DAVID WALLACE