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Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics

Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics
Collected Papers on Quantum Philosophy

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521523387

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  • This book comprises all of John Bell's published and unpublished papers in the field of quantum mechanics, including two papers that appeared after the first edition was published. It also contains a preface written for the first edition, and an introduction by Alain Aspect that puts into context Bell's great contribution to the quantum philosophy debate. One of the leading expositors and interpreters of modern quantum theory, John Bell played a major role in the development of our current understanding of the profound nature of quantum concepts. First edition Hb (1987): 0-521-33495-0 First edition Pb (1988): 0-521-36869-3

    • First edition sold nearly 15,000 copies, and received exceptional reviews
    • Includes two papers published after the first edition was published and before Bell died, together with a long introduction by Alain Aspect
    • An excellent collection of John Bell's enormous contributions to the quantum philosophy debate
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    "One of the leading expositors and interpreters of modern quantum theory, John Bell is particularly famous for his discovery of the crucial difference between the predictions of conventional quantum mechanics and the implications of local causality. This book includes all of John Bell's published and unpublished papers on the conceptual and philosophical problems of quantum mechanics." Astronomical Society of the Pacific

    "...should be read by everyone interested in fundamental questions of nature." -American Journal of Physics

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521523387
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of papers on quantum philosophy by J. S. Bell
    Introduction by Alain Aspect
    1. On the problem of hidden variables in quantum mechanics
    2. On the Einstein–Rosen–Podolsky paradox
    3. The moral aspects of quantum mechanics
    4. Introduction to the hidden-variable question
    5. Subject and object
    6. On wave packet reduction in the Coleman–Hepp model
    7. The theory of local beables
    8. Locality in quantum mechanics: reply to critics
    9. How to teach special relativity
    10. Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen experiments
    11. The measurement theory of Everett and de Broglie's pilot wave
    12. Free variables and local causality
    13. Atomic-cascade photons and quantum-mechanical nonlocality
    14. de Broglie–Bohm delayed choice double-slit experiments and density matrix
    15. Quantum mechanics for cosmologists
    16. Bertlmann's socks and the nature of reality
    17. On the impossible pilot wave
    18. Speakable and unspeakable in quantum mechanics
    19. Beables for quantum field theory
    20. Six possible worlds of quantum mechanics
    21. EPR correlations and EPR distributions
    22. Are there quantum jumps?
    23. Against 'measurement'
    24. La Nouvelle cuisine.

  • Author

    J. S. Bell
    J. S. Bell is a distinguished physicist well known for his work on the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, who died in 1990.

    Introduction by

    Alain Aspect

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