Perspectives on quantum reality: non-relativistic, relativistic, and field-theoretic
The contributors to this volume, most of them well-known for their writings in philosophy and physics, tackle the conceptual problems of quantum mechanics from a variety of mathematical and philosophical angles. Almost half the papers focus on the largely uncharted territory of relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. These papers include: two opposing analyses of the puzzles surrounding particle localization; studies of the problems encountered in relativistically generalizing spontaneous wave packet reduction and the causal interpretation of quantum mechanics; a look at the status of locality in algebraic relativistic quantum field theory; and an attempt to clarify the tangled relation between wave and particle concepts in the context of quantum fields. The remainder of the papers present new and innovative approaches to long standing problems in the foundations of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics - problems about measurement, irreversibility, nonlocality, contextualism, and the classical limit of quantum mechanics. Audience: Theoretical physicists and philosophers of science, as well as graduate students in these disciplines.
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1996 Kluwer Academic Anandan ARQFT Bell's inequality Bohm theory Bohm's Boolean algebra causal dependence classical Clifton collapse commuting condition conditionally independent conditionally independent representation corresponding counterfactual counterfactual probabilistic covariant Ctest decoherence defined definite density matrix determinate sublattice dynamical variables Ehrenfest's theorem eigenstates Einstein elements of reality evolution Fleming formulation Ghirardi given gravitational Hamiltonian Hilbert space hyperplane dependent interaction interpretation of quantum Klein-Gordon equation lattice Le/R locality Lorentz invariance momentum morphism nonlocality notion observables outcome pair partial Boolean algebra particle concept Perspectives on Quantum photon Physical Review Popescu position possible predictions probability properties propositions quantized quantum field theory quantum mechanics Quantum Reality quantum theory relations relativistic quantum relativity result Schrodinger equation sense solutions space-time spacelike spacelike separated special relativity spin standard quantum mechanics statevector statistical Stochastic structure subspace superluminal causation superposition symmetry tion University vacuum vector wave function