World According To Quantum Mechanics, The: Why The Laws Of Physics Make Perfect Sense After All Hardback
Apart from providing a lucid introduction to the mathematical formalism and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, we explain why the laws of physics have the form that they do.
In addition, we present a new and unique look at the quantum world, steering clear of two common errors: the error of the -ontologists, who reify a calculational tool; and the error of the anti-realists, for whom physical theories are simply devices for expressing regularities among observations.The new edition of this acclaimed text adds around 200 pages on a variety of topics, such as how the founders sought to make sense of quantum mechanics, Kant's theory of science, QBism, Everettian quantum mechanics, de Broglie-Bohm theory, environmental decoherence, contextuality, nonlocality, and the paradox of subjectivity - the curious fact that the world seems to exist twice, once for us, in our minds, and once by itself, independently of us.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 500 pages
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/08/2001
- Category: Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)
- ISBN: 9789813273696