By Holger Lyre (auth.), Daniel Greenberger, Klaus Hentschel, Friedel Weinert (eds.)
With contributions through lots of modern major quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, together with 3 Nobel laureates, this entire A to Z of quantum physics presents a lucid realizing of the major thoughts of quantum concept and scan. It covers technical and interpretational facets alike, and contains either conventional issues and more recent components comparable to quantum details and its family members. The crucial innovations that experience formed modern knowing of the quantum global are basically outlined, with illustrations the place worthy, and mentioned at a degree appropriate for undergraduate and graduate scholars of physics, background of technology, and philosophy of physics. All articles percentage 3 major goals: (1) to supply a transparent definition and figuring out of the time period involved; (2) the place attainable, to track the historic origins of the idea that; and (3) to supply a small yet optimum collection of references to the main correct literature, together with pertinent old reports. additionally mentioned are the customarily contentious philosophical implications derived from quantum concept and its linked experimental findings.
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NSF-EIA-0121568. Berry’s Phase 31 Primary Literature 1. S. Bell: On the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. Physics 1, 195 (1964) 2. F. A. Horne, A. A. Holt: Proposed experiment to test local hiddenvariable theories. Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 880 (1969) 3. J. F. Clauser: Experimental test of local hidden-variable theories. Phys. Rev. Lett. 28, 934 (1972) 4. A. Peres: Unperformed experiments have no results. Am. J. Phys. 46, 745 (1978) Secondary Literature 5. N. Herbert: Quantum Reality: beyond the new physics (Anchor Press, Garden City, NY 1985) 6.
B. d’Espagnat: Conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics (Benjamin, Menlo Park, CA 1971) 7. F. Selleri: Quantum mechanics versus local realism: the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox (Plenum, New York 1988) 8. J. F. Shimony: Bell’s theorem: experimental tests and implications. Reps. Prog. Phys. 41, 1881 (1978) Berry’s Phase Daniel Rohrlich Berry’s phase  is a quantum phase effect arising in systems that undergo a slow, cyclic evolution. It is a remarkable correction to the quantum adiabatic theorem and to the closely related Born–Oppenheimer approximation .
Realism is probably the conceptually trickiest ingredient in the definition of the class of OLT’s. In the simplest form (essentially that used by Bell in his original paper) it is the statement that each individual particle (in the described experiment, each individual photon of a given pair) possesses definite properties; for example, each photon 1 carries with it information which determines both how it will respond if directed by the switch into Ma , and how it will respond if directed into Ma .
Compendium of Quantum Physics by Holger Lyre (auth.), Daniel Greenberger, Klaus Hentschel, Friedel Weinert (eds.)