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The Quantum Mechanics Conundrum

Interpretation and Foundations

  • Gennaro¬†Auletta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 837-863

About this book

Introduction

This comprehensive volume gives a balanced and systematic treatment of both the interpretation and the mathematical-conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. It is written in a pedagogical style and addresses many thorny problems of fundamental physics.

The first aspect concerns Interpretation. The author raises the central problems: formalism, measurement, non-locality, and causality. The main positions on these subjects are presented and critically analysed. The aim is to show that the main schools can converge on a core interpretation.

The second aspect concerns Foundations. Here it is shown that the whole theory can be grounded on information theory. The distinction between information and signal leads us to integrating quantum mechanics and relativity. Category theory is presented and its significance for quantum information shown; the logic and epistemological bases of the theory are assessed.

Of relevance to all physicists and philosophers with an interest in quantum theory and its foundations, this book is destined to become a classic work.

Keywords

Quantum measurement EPR states randomness of quantum events quantum information error correction quantum teleportation entanglement swapping loop quantum gravity entropic quantum gravity Boolean algebra interpretation and philosophy of quantum mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gennaro¬†Auletta
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Cassino and Southern LazioCassinoItaly

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