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Time's Arrows and Quantum Measurement

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August 1997

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An introduction to the arrow of time and a new, related, theory of quantum measurement.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Irreversibility; 3. Arrows of time; 4. Correlating arrows of time; 5. Two-time boundary conditions; 6. Quantum measurements: cats, clouds and everything else; 7. Existence of special states; 8. Selection of special states; 9. Abundance of special states; 10. Experimental tests; 11. Conclusions and outlook.

Pressestimmen

'Time's Arrow and Quantum Measurement are two of the deepest puzzles of modern physics. In this fascinating book, Lawrence S. Schulman argues that a better understanding of the former problem points to a novel solution of the latter ... his book is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in either topic.' Huw Price, Nature 'The author has obviously enjoyed writing this thought-provoking work, and I enjoyed reading it. I can certainly recommend it to anyone interested in the problem as a worthwhile contribution. Furthermore the author has written for a wide readership, and I can strongly recommend this book to the general physicist as an excellent way of becoming interested in the problem.' David Pegg, Physics World 'This thought-provoking text can be enjoyed by students of the philosophy of physics, and will stimulate young researchers in theoretical physics.' Irish Astronomical Journal 'The origins of time-asymmetry and the problem of quantum measurement are two of the deepest philosophical puzzles in modern physics. In this highly original book, L. S. Schulman argues that a better understanding of the former suggests a novel solution to the latter.' The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science ' ... this very readable book, written in a witty and accessible style, provides fresh insights on statistical mechanics and quantum theory.' Christian Bracher, Contemporary Physics 'To summarize, this very readable book, written in a witty and accessible style, provides fresh insights on statistical mechanics and quantum theory.' Christian Bracher, Department of Physics
EAN: 9780521567756
ISBN: 0521567750
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1997
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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