From Como to Copenhagen: Renunciations

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 161)


This chapter is a discussion of a new approach to complementarity, developed by Bohr shortly after the Como lecture. This approach was marked by Bohr’s rethinking of the question of causality in quantum theory following his initial exchanges on quantum mechanics with Einstein and was based on a new form of complementarity in the narrow sense, between the space–time description and the laws of conservation of energy and momentum. While this change was, in part, a return to Bohr’s 1925 view, it also initiated the way of thinking that ultimately led Bohr to his nonclassical version of complementarity.


Quantum Mechanic Quantum Theory Uncertainty Relation Classical Physic Quantum Object 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theory and Cultural Studies Program, Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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