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The Basic Theory of Quantum Mechanics

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Quantum Mechanics

Published in print September 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239802
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597466 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198239807.003.0006

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Basic Theory of Quantum Mechanics

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Covered are Hilbert space, vector, and operator representations of pure and mixed states, measurable physical quantities (observables), Gleason's theorem, Lueders’ Rule, unitary operators, and Schroedinger's Equation, symmetries of the Hamiltonian and the corresponding conservation laws, and superselection rules.

Keywords: conservation law; Gleason's theorem; Hamiltonian; Hilbert space; Lueders’ Rule; mixed state; observables; pure state; Schroedinger's Equation; superselection rule; symmetry; unitary operators

Chapter.  21884 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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