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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-
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2002 2007-02-16T07:20:36Z 2007-02-16T07:20:36Z 2002-06
dc.identifier 24.111-Spring2002
dc.identifier.other 24.111
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-6c9f10dfcf5eb1929b6084d25d916f10
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
dc.language.iso en-US
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dc.subject relativity en
dc.subject particle en
dc.subject approximation technique en
dc.subject scientific inquiry en
dc.subject experiment en
dc.subject observation en
dc.subject quantum theory en
dc.subject quantum mechanics en
dc.subject.lcsh Quantum theory en
dc.title 24.111 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2002 en
dc.title.alternative Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 380101 en
dc.subject.cip Philosophy en

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