Quantum Mechanics and ExperienceThe more science tells us about the world, the stranger it looks. Ever since physics first penetrated the atom, early in this century, what it found there has stood as a radical and unanswered challenge to many of our most cherished conceptions of nature. It has literally been called into question since then whether or not there are always objective matters of fact about the whereabouts of subatomic particles, or about the locations of tables and chairs, or even about the very contents of our thoughts. A new kind of uncertainty has become a principle of science. This book is an original and provocative investigation of that challenge, as well as a novel attempt at writing about science in a style that is simultaneously elementary and deep. It is a lucid and selfcontained introduction to the foundations of quantum mechanics, accessible to anyone with a high school mathematics education, and at the same time a rigorous discussion of the most important recent advances in our understanding of that subject, some of which are due to the author himself. 
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User Review  cartomancer  LibraryThingThis book is a great introduction to the mathematics of quantum mechanics. It has a good analysis of several different interpretations of the mechanics, and is written in a pretty colloquial style. Or ... Read full review
I informed google of the missing diagrams/illustrations and they gave me a full refund and contacted the publisher to get an updated version. It would be 3 weeks from the 6th of october. This copy is higher quality than Amazon so I'm planning to wait.
Contents
Superposition  1 
The Mathematical Formalism and the Standard Way of Thinking about It  17 
Nonlocality  61 
The Measurement Problem  73 
The Collapse of the Wave Function  80 
The Dynamics by Itself  112 
Bohms Theory  134 
SelfMeasurement  180 
The KochenHealyDieks Interpretations  191 
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