The Quantum Handshake: Entanglement, Nonlocality and Transactions

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Springer, Dec 23, 2015 - Science - 218 pages

This book shines bright light into the dim recesses of quantum theory, where the mysteries of entanglement, nonlocality, and wave collapse have motivated some to conjure up multiple universes, and others to adopt a "shut up and calculate" mentality. After an extensive and accessible introduction to quantum mechanics and its history, the author turns attention to his transactional model. Using a quantum handshake between normal and time-reversed waves, this model provides a clear visual picture explaining the baffling experimental results that flow daily from the quantum physics laboratories of the world. To demonstrate its powerful simplicity, the transactional model is applied to a collection of counter-intuitive experiments and conceptual problems.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
3 Quantum Entanglement and Nonlocality
39
4 Reversing Time
47
5 The Transactional Interpretation
57
7 Nonlocal Signaling?
135
8 Quantum Communication Encryption Teleportation and Computing
151
9 The Nature and Structure of Time
161
10 Conclusion
167
Appendix A Frequently Asked Questions About Quantum Mechanics and the Transactional Interpretation
169
Appendix B A Brief Overview of the Quantum Formalism
189
Appendix C Quantum Dice and PokerNonlocal Gamesof Chance
197
Appendix D Detailed Analyses of Selected Gedankenexperiments
199
Index
213
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John G. Cramer is known to many as author of the award-nominated hard-SF novels Twistor and Einstein's Bridge, and contributor of nearly 200 popular-science articles published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine. He is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he has five decades of experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate physics. From 1983 - 1990 he served as Director of the UW Nuclear Physics Laboratory. John has done cutting-edge research in experimental and theoretical nuclear physics and ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics, fields in which he has published extensively. He has also worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics and is the originator of its Transactional Interpretation. John and his wife Pauline live in the View Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

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