In this section and in the following one our aim is only to give a slight flavor of the process that has led physicists to change completely their conception of reality by passing from classical mechanics to quantum mechanics. For a much more detailed presentation of this, we refer the reader to the very complete book [Mes], by A. Messiah. Interesting information can also be found in the book [Ro], by D. Robert (which is actually closer to our point of view), and in the classical book [LaLi], by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz. (Indeed, a large literature—in any language—exists on the foundations of quantum mechanics, and many more references can be found than we can give here.)
KeywordsQuantum Mechanic Classical Mechanic Quantum Particle Matter Wave Quantum Observable
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