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Author Bacciagaluppi, Guido.

Title Quantum theory at the crossroads : reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference / Guido Bacciagaluppi, Antony Valentini
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 530 pages) : illustrations
Contents Perspectives on the 1927 Solvay Conference -- Historical introduction -- De Broglie's pilot-wave theory -- From matrix mechanics to quantum mechanics -- Schrödinger's wave mechanics -- Quantum foundations and the 1927 Solvay Conference -- Quantum theory and the measurement problem -- Interference, superposition, and wave packet collapse -- Locality and incompleteness -- Time, determinism, and the spacetime framework -- Guiding fields in 3-space -- Scattering and measurement in de Broglie's pilot-wave theory -- Pilot-wave theory in retrospect -- Beyond the Bohr-Einstein debate -- The proceedings of the 1927 Solvay Conference: The intensity of X-ray reflection / W.L. Bragg ; Disagreements between experiment and the electromagnetic theory of radiation / A.H. Compton ; The new dynamics of quanta / L. de Broglie ; Quantum mechanics / M. Born and W. Heisenberg ; Wave mechanics / E. Schrödinger ; General discussion of the new ideas presented
Summary The 1927 Solvay conference was very important meeting in the history of quantum theory, but no consensus was reached. This book contains a complete translation of the original proceedings, with background essays on the three main interpretations of quantum theory presented at the conference
Notes Includes, on p. 251-469, an English translation of the Conference's proceedings, which were published in French in 1928 under the title Électrons et photons
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Includes translation of the proceedings of the conference into English
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Subject Instituts Solvay.
Conseil de physique (5th : 1927 : Brussels, Belgium)
Quantum theory -- History.
Genre/Form Brüssel (1927)
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Valentini, Antony.
Conseil de physique (5th : 1927 : Brussels, Belgium). Électrons et photons. English
ISBN 1139194984 (electronic bk.)
1139649167 (electronic bk.)
9781139194983 (electronic bk.)
9781139649162 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Électrons et photons