Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.
xii, 195 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -192) and index.
Interpretative problems in quantum mechanics-- Realism and understanding-- Individuation and identity in the quantum world-- Quantum objects are waves-- Particle behaviour of waves-- The measurement problem-- Quantum mechanical spin-- Nonlocality-- Gentle criticism-- Summary and conclusions-- Bibliography-- Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Presenting a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics and, in particular, a realistic view of quantum waves, this book defends, with one exception, Schrodinger's views on quantum mechanics. Johansson goes on to defend the view that the collapse of a wave function during a measurement is a real physical collapse of a wave and argues that the collapse is a consequence of quantisation of interaction. Lastly Johansson argues for a revised principle of individuation in the quantum domain and that this principle enables a sort of explanation of non-local phenomena. (source: Nielsen Book Data)