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Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Dickson, Michael (2007) Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

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This essay is a discussion of the philosophical and foundational issues that arise in non-relativistic quantum theory. After introducing the formalism of the theory, I consider: characterizations of the quantum formalism, empirical content, uncertainty, the measurement problem, and non-locality. In each case, the main point is to give the reader some introductory understanding of some of the major issues and recent ideas.


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Dickson, Michael
Additional Information: This paper is a preprint versison of a paper by the same title that has appeared in the Handbook of The Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, edited by Jeremy Butterfield and John Earman.
Keywords: quantum theory, quantum mechanics, measurement problem, uncertainty, nonlocality
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Michael Dickson
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3321
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3321

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