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Quantum Mechanics and Experience

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This account of the foundations of quantum mechanics is an introduction accessible to anyone with high school mathematics, and provides a rigorous discussion of important recent advances in the understanding of quantum physics, including theories put forward by the author himself.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published March 15th 1994 by Harvard University Press (first published 1992)
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Jacob J
An excellent explanation of exactly what makes quantum mechanics unfathomable written to the non-physicist. This book takes an approach I have rarely seen of giving just enough math to give the reader an idea of how the strangeness of quantum mechanics falls out of mathematical equations. It does this with only a very basic refresher course in vector math and I got a lot our of this approach.
William Parker
Bohm's interpretation of quantum mechanics is deterministic yet allows for free will. "There is, right now ... an objective physical matter of fact about what that future act of [the observer:] is going to be; and (moreover) [the observer:] now knows, with certainty, what that act is going to be; and (moreover) that no other observer in the world (no matter how adept they may be at measuring or calculating) can possibly know (right now) what that act is going to be." Bohm's interpretation is inc ...more
Overall I was excited at the prospect of this book, but found it rather difficult to grasp what Albert was trying to express. He used the same terminology throughout the book which didn't come across clearly to me. His examples were also not very engaging.
if you are at all interested in or curious about the philosophy of quantum mechanics, this is a remarkable and accessible introductory book.
the best book to read to get a sense of the current state of play in the foundations of quantum mechanics.
This guy is full of it!! Don't waste your time. Complete nonsense in the first ten pages.
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