âQuantum Sense and Nonsenseâ by Jean Bricmont
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Quantum Sense and Nonsense goes into the meaning of quantum physics in considerable depth â¦ . 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 â¦ .
Topics like determinism, the ârole of the observerâ and nonlocality 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 modern physics.
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."