It’s way different from the hardback book that a friend of mine has from abroad. Jones & Bartlett 2010 331 pages $57.95 Paperback QC174 This textbook explores quantum information and quantum computing and is designed for third and fourth year undergraduate students. Don’t buy it from this ‘Amazon fulfilled’ seller. Do you believe that trajectories are ruled out by Quantum Mechanics? It really cuts the usefulness of the text down and is a puzzling omission in a book designed for undergraduates. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. it was actually writtern quite flawlessly and valuable. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: An Exploration of the Physical Meaning of Quantum Theory (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics), Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: An Exploration of the Physical Meaning of Quantum Theory…. My decision to reach out to him came partially from my opinion about the book. Lecture: Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Monday 13 October 10:00 Registration, coffee and informal discussions 11:00 Jeff Bub, Bit commitment and the measurement problem of quantum mechanics 12:15 Informal discussions 13:00 Lunch in the Dozenzentfoyer Course description. Foundations of Quantum Mechanics is an excellent addition to the library of physicists and philosophers working on these problems, and makes a very good supplemental text for related advanced undergraduate courses.” (Ian Durham, FQXi Community, fqxi.org, January, 2018) The whole community of philosophers and physicists aloke should be grateful for such a book, which deserves to become in the years a classic. Please try your request again later. Do you want to learn how the founding fathers´ "Gedankenexperiments" are now routinely realized in the labs?This lecture series addresses questions related tothe foundations of Quantum Mechanics. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. … Reading this book should be a priority for all physicists who want to deepen their understanding of their most fundamental theory.” (Jean Bricmont, Physics Today, April, 2018), “I do think this is a book worth buying for anyone interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 86 (12), December, 2018), “The present work is indeed a textbook intended to help the students both to appreciate ‘the concerns that people like Einstein, Schrödinger, and Bell have had with traditional formulations’, and to have a glimpse of ‘the several extant formulations of quantum theory which purport to address at least some of the concerns’.” (Nicola Cufaro Petroni, zbMATH 1408.81003, 2019). It then explores various interpretations of Quantum Mechanics and how they fare with respect to these issues. Blumel, Reinhold. The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 1.1 Axioms of Quantum Mechanics To begin I will cover the axioms of quantum mechanics. Please try again. I am a Ph.D. student working on foundations of quantum mechanics, and I recently wrote a letter to the author asking for some help with my work. 2017 edition (September 6, 2017), The Premiere Book on the Foundations of Quantum Theory, Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2011. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Please try again. Please try your request again later. Nice book, the content is easy to understand (especially about particles). Heisenberg wanted to tackle the question of how to predict correctly the intensities of atomic transition lines, as Bohr had already clarified how … It first introduces us to the conceptual issues that have plagued Quantum Mechanics from the beginning, namely the measurement problem, the locality problem, and the ontology problem. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 18, 2012. It is intelligent, well-written and covers a lot of important material, including Bell's theorem, the measurement problem and the most important "interpretations" of quantum mechanics that are rarely covered in university courses. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The text is accessible to students with at least one semester of prior exposure to quantum (or "modern") physics and includes over a hundred engaging end-of-chapter "Projects" that make the book suitable for either a traditional classroom or for self-study. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. However, I will demonstrate by means of quantum reference systems how tools and perspectives from quantum gravity can help to solve problems in quantum foundations and, conversely, how quantum foundation perspectives can be useful to constrain spacetime structures. Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: An Exploration of the Physical Meaning of Quantum Theory. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I use Travis Norsen’s book as one of the main textbooks for my philosophy of quantum mechanics class at Caltech—the other book is Tim Maudlin’s Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory. … reading this book should be a priority for every physicist who wants to know what the most fundamental physical theory is all about.” (Jean Bricmont, International Journal of Quantum Foundations, ijqf.org, December, 2017). This book is in my opinion one of the best books on the subjects in years (we are flooded by books on the 'weirdness' of QM, but very few are the good and worth-reading ones...). This is a great book for anyone who truly wants to understand quantum mechanics and go beyond the pure technicalities (and occasional mysticism) found in other publications. I would love to love this book, but have to give it an above average instead of an excellent for the reasons cited.