Quantum Theory for the Perplexed
1. Edition February 2005
X, 289 Pages, Softcover
72 Pictures (1 Colored Figures)
A pioneering work on the remaining mysteries of quantum mechanics! With students as well as researchers in mind, the authors give an insight into that part of the field that led Feynman to declare that "nobody understands quantum mechanics".
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A Guide through the Mysteries of Quantum Physics!
Yakir Aharonov is one of the pioneers in measuring theory, the nature of quantum correlations, superselection rules, and geometric phases and has been awarded numerous scientific honors. The author has contributed monumental concepts to theoretical physics, especially the Aharonov-Bohm effect and the Aharonov-Casher effect.
Together with Daniel Rohrlich, Israel, he has written a pioneering work on the remaining mysteries of quantum mechanics. From the perspective of a preeminent researcher in the fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics, the text combines mathematical rigor with penetrating and concise language. More than 200 exercises introduce readers to the concepts and implications of quantum mechanics that have arisen from the experimental results of the recent two decades.
With students as well as researchers in mind, the authors give an insight into that part of the field, which led Feynman to declare that "nobody understands quantum mechanics".
* Free solutions manual available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/supplements/
How to Weigh a Quantum
Is Quantum Theory Complete?
Phases and Gauges
Nonlocality and Causality
Measurement and Compensation
A Quantum Arrow of Time?
Quantum Slow Dance
Charges and Fluxons
Quantum Measurements and Relativity
How to Observe a Quantum Wave
Weak Values and Entanglement
The Quantum World
Dr. Daniel Rohrlich, born in 1954, received his Ph.D. in physics in 1986 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He works as a researcher and lecturer at Ben Gurion University in Beersheva, Israel. His research interests include fundamental aspects and effects of quantum mechanics, quantum information, mesoscopic and cold-atom physics, and path integrals.