PHY1491H S (ARTS & SCI 491)
Current Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
Views of the nature of scientific theories. Quick review of conventional textbook quantum mechanics. Elements of formal measurement theory and wave function collapse; decoherence and the classical/quantum boundary. Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Operationalist quantum mechanics. Hidden variable theories; possibilities and problems. “Beables.” Contextuality and non locality. Bell theorems. Bohm deBroglie theory and generalizations. Modal interpretations and consistent histories quantum mechanics of Gell-Mann and Hartle. Relative state interpretations (Everett “many worlds,” more modern versions). Interactional interpretation. A sketch of collapse theories.
This cross listed course is offered at together with PHY491S. For course schedule please see: PHY491H1/1491H
- PHY456 or equivalent.
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- course title
- PHY1491H S (ARTS & SCI 491)
- cross listed course
- time and location
This cross listed course is offered at together with PHY491S. For course schedule please see: PHY491S