Quantum Chance and Non-Locality: Probability and Non-Locality in the Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

Cambridge University Press (1998)
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This book examines in detail two of the fundamental questions raised by quantum mechanics. First, is the world indeterministic? Second, are there connections between spatially separated objects? In the first part, the author examines several interpretations, focusing on how each proposes to solve the measurement problem and on how each treats probability. In the second part, the relationship between probability (specifically determinism and indeterminism) and non-locality is examined, and it is argued that there is a non-trivial relationship between probability and non-locality. The author then re-examines some of the interpretations of part one of the book in the light of this argument, and considers how they fare with regard to locality and Lorentz invariance. The book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the interpretation of quantum mechanics, including researchers in the philosophy of physics and theoretical physics, as well as graduate students in those fields.
Keywords Quantum theory  Physics Philosophy  Determinism (Philosophy  Chance
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Call number QC174.12.D53 1998
ISBN(s) 0521581273   9780521581271
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