The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory

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Author: Werner Heisenberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486601137

Category: Science

Page: 183

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Nobel Laureate discusses quantum theory, uncertainty, wave mechanics, work of Dirac, Schroedinger, Compton, Einstein, others. "An authoritative statement of Heisenberg's views on this aspect of the quantum theory." ? Nature.

Geometry of Quantum Theory

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Author: V.S. Varadarajan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387493867

Category: Science

Page: 412

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Available for the first time in soft cover, this book is a classic on the foundations of quantum theory. It examines the subject from a point of view that goes back to Heisenberg and Dirac and whose definitive mathematical formulation is due to von Neumann. This view leads most naturally to the fundamental questions that are at the basis of all attempts to understand the world of atomic and subatomic particles.

The Quantum Theory of Measurement

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Author: Paul Busch,Pekka J. Lahti,Peter Mittelstaedt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540613552

Category: Science

Page: 181

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The amazing accuracy in verifying quantum effects experimentally has recently renewed interest in quantum mechanical measurement theory. In this book the authors give within the Hilbert space formulation of quantum mechanics a systematic exposition of the quantum theory of measurement. Their approach includes the concepts of unsharp objectification and of nonunitary transformations needed for a unifying description of various detailed investigations. The book addresses advanced students and researchers in physics and philosophy of science. In this second edition Chaps. II-IV have been substantially rewritten. In particular, an insolubility theorem for the objectification problem has been formulated in full generality, which includes unsharp object observables as well as unsharp pointers.

The Quantum Theory of Fields

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Author: Steven Weinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521550017

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 635

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Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. Volume I introduces the foundations of quantum field theory.

Quantum Theory

A Mathematical Approach

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Author: Peter Bongaarts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319095617

Category: Science

Page: 445

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This book was inspired by the general observation that the great theories of modern physics are based on simple and transparent underlying mathematical structures – a fact not usually emphasized in standard physics textbooks – which makes it easy for mathematicians to understand their basic features. It is a textbook on quantum theory intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate students: mathematics students interested in modern physics, and physics students who are interested in the mathematical background of physics and are dissatisfied with the level of rigor in standard physics courses. More generally, it offers a valuable resource for all mathematicians interested in modern physics, and all physicists looking for a higher degree of mathematical precision with regard to the basic concepts in their field.

Quantum Theory of Real Materials

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Author: James R. Chelikowsky,Steven G. Louie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792396666

Category: Science

Page: 550

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A Festschrift in honor of Professor Marvin L. Cohen This volume is a Festschrift in honor of Professor Marvin L. Cohen. The articles, contributed by leading researchers in condensed matter physics, high-light recent advances in the use of quantum theory to explain and predict properties of real materials. The invention of quantum mechanics in the 1920's provided detailed descriptions of the electronic structure of atoms. However, a similar understanding of solids has been achieved only in the past 30 years, owing to the complex electron-ion and electron electron interactions in these systems. Professor Cohen is a central figure in this achievement. His development of the pseudopotential and total energy methods provided an alternate route using computers for the exploration of solids and new materials even when they have not yet been synthesized. Professor Cohen's contributions to materials theory have been both fundamental and encompassing. The corpus of his work consists of over 500 papers and a textbook. His band structures for semiconductors are used worldwide by researchers in solid state physics and chemistry and by device engineers. Professor Cohen's own use of his theories has resulted in the determination of the electronic structure, optical properties, structural and vibrational properties, and superconducting properties of numerous condensed matter systems including semiconductors, metals, surfaces, interfaces, defects in solids, clusters, and novel materials such as the fullerides and nanotubes.

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries

Krakow, Poland, July 18-21, 2001

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Author: Edward Kapuścik,Andrzej Horzela

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812777850

Category: Science

Page: 648

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This book presents the up-to-date status of quantum theory and the outlook for its development in the 21st century. The covered topics include basic problems of quantum physics, with emphasis on the foundations of quantum theory, quantum computing and control, quantum optics, coherent states and Wigner functions, as well as on methods of quantum physics based on Lie groups and algebras, quantum groups and noncommutative geometry.

Consistent Quantum Theory

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Author: Robert B. Griffiths

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539296

Category: Science

Page: 408

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A clear and accessible presentation of quantum theory, suitable for researchers yet accessible to graduates.

Einstein’s Struggles with Quantum Theory

A Reappraisal

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Author: Dipankar Home,Andrew Whitaker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387715207

Category: Science

Page: 370

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This book presents an account of all aspects of Einstein’s achievements in quantum theory, his own views, and the progress his work has stimulated since his death. While some chapters use mathematics at an undergraduate physics level, a path is provided for the reader more concerned with ideas than equations, and the book will benefit to anybody interested in Einstein and his approach to the quantum.