Probability and Schrodinger's Mechanics
- Издательство: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
- ISBN: 9812381910
- Год издания: 2002
- Кол.страниц: 343
- Язык: английский
- Формат: PDF
- Размер: 12.2 Mb
The presentation and interpretation of (non-relativistic) quantum mechanics is a very well-worked area of study; there have to be very good reasons for adding to the literature on this subject. Any abstract formalism is much less rich than the structure from which it has been abstracted; a fact that even Wittgenstein had to come to terms with in the latter part his adult life. The use of probability in quantum theory is arbitrary, eccentric, out of step with modern probability theory and is the source of the majority of "paradoxes" in the interpretation of quantum theory. Although positivism is discredited as a philosophy of science it has left a huge clutter of verbal and conceptual debris strewn across the field of quantum theory.