The Quantum Labyrinth [E-Book] / by Dick J. Hoekzema.
Hoekzema, Dick J., (author)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1993
XVI, 281 p. online resource.
englisch
9789401117777
10.1007/978-94-011-1777-7
Fundamental Theories of Physics, An International Book Series on The Fundamental Theories of Physics: Their Clarification, Development and Application ; 51
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Table of Contents:
  • The Quantum Labyrinth, A Treatise on Quantum Mechanics and Comparative Metaphysics
  • 1 Realism, empiricism, pluralism
  • 1.1 Realism versus empiricism
  • 1.2 Metaphysical pluralism
  • 2 Comparative metaphysics
  • 2.1 Ambiguity and meta-ambiguity
  • 2.2 Describing complex systems
  • 3 The construction of physical reality
  • 3.1 A model of theories
  • 3.2 Contexts
  • 3.3 Further elaborations on contextual semantics
  • 4 Quantum mechanics
  • 4.1 Logical peculiarities of QM
  • 4.2 Measurement postulates
  • 5 ‘Recent’ developments in measurement theory
  • 5.1 Effect valued measures
  • 5.2 Operation valued measures
  • 5.3 Some cases in measurement theory
  • 5.4 ABL measures
  • 6 Contextual QM
  • 6.1 The initial contextual formulation of QM
  • 6.2 Quantum process theory
  • 6.3 A particle interpretation
  • 6.4 Event theory
  • 7 Completeness and locality
  • 7.1 Quantum ‘theory’?
  • 7.2 Contextual QM and completeness
  • 7.3 Splitting magnitudes
  • 7.4 The incompleteness of the standard formalism of QM
  • 7.5 Locality
  • 7.6 Speculations on time-symmetry, causality, and quantum gravity
  • 8 A maze of QMs
  • 8.1 General methodological remarks
  • 8.2 Nonclassical alternatives
  • 8.3 Variations on the initial formalism
  • 8.4 The Von Neumann chain
  • 8.5 Relative process states
  • 8.6 Conclusions
  • 9 Quantum Event Theory, A Tetrode-Fokker version of Quantum Field Theory
  • 9.1 Quantum events
  • 9.2 Event fields
  • 9.3 Field equations
  • 9.4 The correspondence between field theory and event theory
  • 9.5 Probabilities reconsidered
  • 10 Contextual logic
  • 10.1 The general structure of contextual logic
  • 10.2 Some applications
  • 10.3 Relevance, truth, reality
  • 10.4 End.