The Infamous Boundary: Seven Decades of Heresy in Quantum Physics

Paperback | July 27, 1998

Contribution byW. FarisbyDavid Wick

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"Provides (an)...accurate portrait of the essence of the disputes, both epistemological and technical, that characterize contemporary inquiry. This book will profit any reader-physicist, mathematician, philosopher, or civilian-who wants a comprehensive and intelligible survey of this pesky episode in fundamental physical theory."-CHOICE"I have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone interested in the history, philosophy or sociology of science, and it is worth adding to the library shelf on quantum theory."-PHYSICS WORLD

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The gulf between the quantum world and the classical one is a great mystery of physics. This is an extraordinarily lively account of quantum theory debate, mainly told from the side of the heretics--Einstein, David Bohm, J.S. Bell, and others. The book explores the philosophical and physical implications, as well as personalities invol...

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"Provides (an)...accurate portrait of the essence of the disputes, both epistemological and technical, that characterize contemporary inquiry. This book will profit any reader-physicist, mathematician, philosopher, or civilian-who wants a comprehensive and intelligible survey of this pesky episode in fundamental physical theory."-CHOIC...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:July 27, 1998Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387947264

ISBN - 13:9780387947266

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1: Atoms.- Prologue II: Quanta.- Revolution, Part 1: Heisenberg's Matrices.- Revolution, Part II: Schrödinger's Waves.- Uncertainty.- Complementarity.- The Debate Begins.- The Impossibility Theorem.- The Post-War Heresies.- Bell's Theorem.- Dice Games and Conspiracies.- Testing Bell.- Loopholes.- The Impossible Observed.- Paradoxes.- Philosophies.- Principles.- Opinions.- Speculations.- PostScript.- Appendix by William Faris.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.

From Our Editors

The gulf between the quantum world and the classical one is a great mystery of physics. This is an extraordinarily lively account of quantum theory debate, mainly told from the side of the heretics--Einstein, David Bohm, J.S. Bell, and others. The book explores the philosophical and physical implications, as well as personalities involved--a compelling history of the strange side of quantum physics