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24.111 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2002

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Show simple item record Hall, Edward J. (Edward Jonathon), 1966- en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2002 en_US 2002-06
dc.identifier 24.111-Spring2002
dc.identifier local: 24.111
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dc.description.abstract Quantum mechanics is said to describe a world in which physical objects often lack "definite" properties, indeterminism creeps in at the point of "observation," ordinary logic does not apply, and distant events are perfectly yet inexplicably correlated. Examination of these and other issues central to the philosophical foundations of quantum mechanics, with special attention to the measurement problem, no-hidden-variables proofs, and Bell's Inequalities. Rigorous approach to the subject matter nevertheless neither presupposes nor requires the development of detailed technical knowledge of the quantum theory. en_US
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dc.subject relativity en_US
dc.subject particle en_US
dc.subject approximation technique en_US
dc.subject scientific inquiry en_US
dc.subject experiment en_US
dc.subject observation en_US
dc.subject quantum theory en_US
dc.subject quantum mechanics en_US
dc.subject Quantum theory en_US
dc.title 24.111 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2002 en_US
dc.title.alternative Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics en_US

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