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Author Clifton, Rob.

Title Quantum entanglements : selected papers / Rob Clifton ; edited by Jeremy Butterfield and Hans Halvorson.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 461 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Editors' introduction -- Independently motivating the Kochen-Dieks modal interpretation of quantum mechanics -- A uniqueness theorem for 'no collapse' interpretations of quantum mechanics -- Revised proof for the uniqueness theorem for 'no collapse' interpretations of quantum mechanics -- Modal interpretation of algebraic quantum field theory -- Generic Bell correlation between arbitrary local algebras in quantum field theory -- Entanglement and open systems in algebraic quantum field theory -- No place for particles in relativistic quantum theories? -- Are Rindler quanta real? Inequivalent particle concepts in quantum field theory -- Nonlocal correlations are generic in infinite-dimensional bipartite systems -- Complementarity between position and momentum as a consequence of Kochen-Specker arguments -- Reconsidering Bohr's reply to EPR -- Simulating quantum mechanics by non-contextual hidden variables -- Subtleties of entanglement and its role in quantum information theory.
Summary Rob Clifton was one of the most brilliant and productive researchers in the foundations and philosophy of quantum theory; he died tragically at the age of 38. Jeremy Butterfield and Hans Halvorson present fourteen of his finest papers, all of which combine exciting philosophical discussion with rigorous mathematical results. Many of these papers break wholly new ground, either conceptually or technically. Others resolve a vague controversy into a precise technical problem, which is then solved; still others solve an open problem that had been in the air for some time. All of them show scientific and philosophical creativity of a high order, genuinely among the very best work in the field. The papers are grouped into four parts. First come four papers about the modal interpretation of quantum mechanics. Part II comprises three papers on the foundations of algebraic quantum field theory, with an emphasis on entanglement and nonlocality. The two papers in Part III concern the concept of a particle in relativistic quantum theories. One paper analyses localization; the other analyses the Unruh effect (Rindler quanta) using the algebraic approach to quantum theory.; Finally, Part IV contains striking new results about such central issues as complementarity, Bohr's reply to the EPR argument, and no hidden variables theorems; and ends with a philosophical survey of the field of quantum information. The volume includes a full bibliography of Clifton's publications. "Quantum Entanglements" offers inspiration and substantial reward to graduates and professionals in the foundations of physics, with a background in philosophy, physics, or mathematics.
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Subject Quantum theory -- Philosophy.
Quantum theory -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Butterfield, Jeremy.
Halvorson, Hans.
Other Form: Print version: Clifton, Rob. Quantum entanglements. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 0199270155 (DLC) 2005295763 (OCoLC)58468099
ISBN 1423753240 (electronic book)
9781423753247 (electronic book)
0199270155 (Cloth)