## Making Sense of Quantum MechanicsThis book explains, in simple terms, with a minimum of mathematics, why things can appear to be in two places at the same time, why correlations between simultaneous events occurring far apart cannot be explained by local mechanisms, and why, nevertheless, the quantum theory can be understood in terms of matter in motion. No need to worry, as some people do, whether a cat can be both dead and alive, whether the moon is there when nobody looks at it, or whether quantum systems need an observer to acquire definite properties. The author’s inimitable and even humorous style makes the book a pleasure to read while bringing a new clarity to many of the longstanding puzzles of quantum physics. |

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### Contents

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Interference and Superpositions | 20 |

3 Philosophical Intermezzo | 73 |

Nonlocality | 111 |

5 The de BroglieBohm Theory | 129 |

6 Are There Any Alternative Theories? | 198 |

7 Revisiting the History of Quantum Mechanics | 233 |

8 Quantum Mechanics and Our Culture | 285 |

Glossary | 295 |

References | 302 |

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answer Appendix assume assumption Bell’s Bohm Bohm’s Bohmian mechanics Bohr Bohr’s Born rule Broglie Broglie–Bohm theory Chap classical collapse rule consider Copenhagen interpretation course David Bohm decoherent decoherent histories defined deterministic discussed in Sect double-slit experiment eigenvectors Einstein evolution example existence explain fact given Heisenberg hidden variables theorems idea initial conditions introduced John Bell large number Léon Rosenfeld macroscopic many-worlds interpretation mathematical Max Born means measure the spin measuring device Mermin momentum motion Neumann nonlocality Note by J.B. objects observations one’s ontology ordinary quantum mechanics particle path Pauli philosophical photon physical physicists position probability density probability distribution problem properties quantities quantum equilibrium quantum field theories quantum formalism quantum theory question quoted random realism reality refers results of measurements Rosenfeld Schrödinger equation sense simply situation slit solution Solvay Conference space spin in direction statistical trajectories values velocity wave function