"Quantum Sense and Nonsense" by Jean Bricmont
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Quantum Sense and Nonsense goes into the meaning of quantum physics in considerable depth,... If you want to get a distinctly different picture of quantum physics
and an understanding of why, even after 80-90 years, physicists may be happy with the results of the calculations,...
Topics like determinism, the "role of the observer"and non-locality are dealt with in didactic and
accessible way to all, with a minimum of mathematics.
Highly recommended to students, teachers and everybody interested in a cornerstone of
Excerpt from the Preface:
"There are many mysteries in contemporary physics, and some of them have
been around for almost a century: What does quantum mechanics mean?
What does it say about the world and about our place in it?
Those mysteries have been used to justify a great deal of mysticism and
have been associated with all kinds of religious, pseudo-scientific, philosophical,
social, or even political doctrines.
The goal of this book is to explain, in the least technical language possible,
the reasons for these mysteries and a possible solution to them, as well as to
dispel the mysticism that has surrounded quantum mechanics.
In order to achieve those goals, we will have also to delve into the history
and philosophy of science."