Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy (Hardback)
  • Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy (Hardback)

Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy (Hardback)

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Hardback 901 Pages / Published: 12/08/2009
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With contributions by leading quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, this comprehensive A-to-Z of quantum physics provides a lucid understanding of key concepts of quantum theory and experiment. It covers technical and interpretational aspects alike, and includes both traditional and new concepts, making it an indispensable resource for concise, up-to-date information about the many facets of quantum physics.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783540706229
Number of pages: 901
Weight: 1497 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 47 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.


"From `Aharonov-Bohm effect' through to `zero point energy', this is a useful compendium of about 250 concepts, experimental facts, theoretical proposals, history, interpretations and philosophy. ... it covers a big field and can be well recommended." (K.-E. Hellwig, zbMATH 1318.81001, 2015)

"This is a wonderful book to dip into. ... it begins with the Aharanov--Bohm effect, runs through the Born Rule and the Copenhagen Interpretation ... before ending with Zero-point Energy. ... Kaiser on Feynman Diagrams nicely brings all those elements together, as does Lyre on Gauge Symmetry. ... a book everyone interested in the history and philosophy of quantum physics should have on their desk or even at their bedside ... . it should be on hand electronically via your library's online access." (Steven French, Metascience, June, 2011)

"This work is a collection of 185 articles written by 90 researchers in physics, philosophy, and history. ... Each article aims to include a clear definition of the term, a history of the terminology, and a small list of references. This is a useful compendium ... for persons involved in interdisciplinary work. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (E. Kincanon, Choice, Vol. 47 (6), February, 2010)

"In diesem voluminoesen Band behandeln Experten der experimentellen, theoretischen und mathematischen Physik ... Die einzelnen Artikel sind im Allgemei

nen sehr instruktiv geschrieben ... Besonders die Autoren aus der Physik haben sich grosse Muhe gegeben, ihre Themen zugleich prazise und verstandlich zusammenzufassen. ... Ein schoener ausfuhrlicher Artikel aus erster Hand widmet sich dem inzwischen fast dreissigjahrigen Quanten-Hall-Effekt. ... Insgesamt darf man freilich das vorliegende Kompendium der Quantenphysik, gerade wegen seiner interdisziplinaren Zusammensetzung, als eine sehr nutzliche Bereicherung der quantentheoretischen Literatur empfehlen." (Helmut Rechenberg, in: Physik Journal, April/2010, Vol. 9, Issue 4, S. 56 f.)

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