By Peter Mittelstaedt (auth.), Enrico G. Beltrametti, Bas C. van Fraassen (eds.)
These are the lawsuits of the Workshop on Quantum common sense held in Erice (Sicily), December 2 - nine, 1979, on the Ettore Hajorana Centre for clinical tradition. A convention of this kind used to be initially proposed through Giuliano Toraldo di Francia, who prompt the assumption to Antonino Zichichi, and hence laid the basis for the Workshop. To either one of them we show our appreciation and thank you, additionally on behalf of the opposite contributors, for having made this convention attainable. there have been nearly fifty contributors; their names and associations are indexed within the textual content. Quantum good judgment, which has now a heritage of a few 40 or extra years, has visible notable progress through the sixties and seventies. The papers within the current quantity presuppose, more commonly, a few acquaintance with the weather of the topic. those should be present in the well known books by way of J.H. Jauch (Foundations of Quantum Hechanics; interpreting, 1968), V.S. Varadarajan (Geometry of Quantum conception: Princeton, 1968), and C. Piron (Foundations of Quantum idea; big apple, 1976). The preliminary software for the convention indexed approximately twenty-five invited papers. yet within the context of a truly energetic and certified attendance, different contributions have been provided. This quantity comprises them all. this system indexed six major issues: I. type or varied components of quantum common sense, and open difficulties. II. comparability and unification of other ways to quantum theories; difficulties of interpretation. III. Formal quantum common sense; axiomatics. IV. Hodal interpretations of quantum good judgment. v vi FOREWORD V. Quantum set theory.
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The need for a fundamental operational logic is also implicit in much of the contemporary scientific literature. In Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge,2 Neils Bohr restated his well-known views on the critical significance of the language with which experiments are described in atomic physics. He noted, for example, with regard to the unambiguous use of the concepts of classical physics, that, "The decisive point is to recognize that the description of the experimental arrangement and the recording of observations must be given in plain language, suitably refined by the usual physical terminology.
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Current Issues in Quantum Logic by Peter Mittelstaedt (auth.), Enrico G. Beltrametti, Bas C. van Fraassen (eds.)