03542nam a22003138i 4500001001600000003000700016008004100023020001800064020001800082035002000100041000800120082001700128245013200145264007100277300003800348336002600386337002600412338003600438500001300474505143600487520104701923650002002970650002002990700002303010856005203033932003203085596000603117949010503123CR9781316995457UkCbUP160721s2018||||enk o ||1 0|eng|d a9781316995457 a9781108428989 a(Sirsi) a793092 aeng00a530.12/422300aCollapse of the wave function :bmodels, ontology, origin, and implicationsh[E-Book] /cedited by Shan Gao, Shanxi University. 1aCambridge :bCambridge University Press,c2018e(CUP)fCUP20200108 a1 online resource (xi, 348 pages) atextbtxt2rdacontent acomputerbc2rdamedia aonline resourcebcr2rdacarrier aenglisch0 aHow to teach and think about spontaneous wave function collapse theories: not like before / Lajos Diósi -- What really matters in Hilbert-space stochastic processes / Giancarlo Ghirardi, Oreste Nicrosini and Alberto Rimini -- Dynamical collapse for photons / Philip Pearle -- Quantum state reduction / Dorje C. Brody and Lane P. Hughston -- Collapse models and spacetime symmetries / Daniel J. Bedingham -- Ontology for collapse theories / Wayne C. Myrvold -- Properties and the born rule in GRW theory / Roman Frigg -- Paradoxes and primitive ontology in collapse theories of quantum mechanics / Roderich Tumulka -- On the status of primitive ontology / Peter J. Lewis -- Collapse or no collapse? What is the best ontology of quantum mechanics in the primitive ontology framework? / Michael Esfeld -- Quantum state reduction via gravity, and possible tests using Bose-Einstein condensates / Ivette Fuentes and Roger Penrose -- Collapse. What else? / Nicolas Gisin -- Three arguments for the reality of wave-function collapse / Shan Gao -- Could inelastic interactions induce quantum probabilistic transitions? / Nicholas Maxwell -- How the Schrödinger equation would predict collapse: an explicit mechanism / Roland Omnes -- Wave function collapse, non-locality, and space-time structure / Tejinder P. Singh -- The weight of collapse: dynamical reduction models in general relativistic contexts / Elias Okon and Daniel Sudarsky. aThis is the first single volume about the collapse theories of quantum mechanics, which is becoming a very active field of research in both physics and philosophy. In standard quantum mechanics, it is postulated that when the wave function of a quantum system is measured, it no longer follows the Schrödinger equation, but instantaneously and randomly collapses to one of the wave functions that correspond to definite measurement results. However, why and how a definite measurement result appears is unknown. A promising solution to this problem are collapse theories in which the collapse of the wave function is spontaneous and dynamical. Chapters written by distinguished physicists and philosophers of physics discuss the origin and implications of wave-function collapse, the controversies around collapse models and their ontologies, and new arguments for the reality of wave function collapse. This is an invaluable resource for students and researchers interested in the philosophy of physics and foundations of quantum mechanics. 0aWave functions. 0aQuantum theory.1 aGao, Shan,eeditor40uhttps://doi.org/10.1017/9781316995457zVolltext aCambridgeCore (Order 30059) a1 aXX(793092.1)wAUTOc1i793092-1001lELECTRONICmZBrNsYtE-BOOKu8/1/2020xUNKNOWNzUNKNOWN1ONLINE