Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Relativistic Quantum Measurement and Decoherence: Lectures of a Workshop Held at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici Naples, April 9-10, 1999

Relativistic Quantum Measurement and Decoherence: Lectures of a Workshop Held at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici Naples, April 9-10, 1999 (Paperback)

£72.00
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The development of a consistent picture of the processes of decoherence and quantum measurement is among the most interesting fundamental problems with far-reaching consequences for our understanding of the physical world. A satisfactory solution of this problem requires a treatment which is c- patiblewiththetheoryofrelativity,andmanydiverseapproachestosolveor circumvent the arising di?culties have been suggested. This volume collects the contributions of a workshop on Relativistic Quantum Measurement and Decoherence held at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filoso?ci in Naples, April9-10,1999. Theworkshopwasintendedtocontinueapreviousmeeting entitled Open Systems and Measurement in Relativistic Quantum Theory,the talks of which are also published in the Lecture Notes in Physics Series (Vol. 526). The di?erent attitudes and concepts used to approach the decoherence and quantum measurement problem led to lively discussions during the wo- shop and are re?ected in the diversity of the contributions. In the ?rst article the measurement problem is introduced and the various levels of compatibility with special relativity are critically reviewed.

In other contributions the r oles of non-locality and entanglement in quantum measurement and state vector preparation are discussed from a pragmatic quantum-optical and quant- information perspective. In a further article the viewpoint of the consistent histories approach is presented and a new criterion is proposed which re?nes thenotionofconsistency. Also,thephenomenonofdecoherenceisexamined from an open system's point of view and on the basis of superselection rules employing group theoretic and algebraic methods. The notions of hard and softsuperselectionrulesareaddressed,aswellasthedistinctionbetweenreal andapparentlossofquantumcoherence.

Science & MathematicsPhysicsQuantum physics incl quantum mechanics & quantum field theory Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Publication Date: 05/07/2013 ISBN-13: 9783662143025  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

More books by Heinz-Peter Breuer

More books by Francesco Petruccione

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Origin of Mass: Elementary...
(Hardback)
John Iliopoulos
 
 
£25.00
 
The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook: a...
(Hardback)
Michael Brooks
 
 
£16.99
 
Surfing the Quantum World
(Hardback)
Frank S. Levin
 
 
£25.00
 
An Introduction to Quantum Fluids
(Hardback)
Eric Suraud; Phuong Mai Dinh; Jesus...
 
 
£53.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Picture Books for Black History Month
20/10/2017

Our Birmingham shop is celebrating Black History Month with an array of new and exciting picture books for children.

Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting
18/10/2017

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery
17/10/2017

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd