Local quantum measurement and relativity / Christian Beck.

Author
Beck, Christian [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed. 2021.
Published/​Created
  • Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]
  • ©2021
Description
1 online resource (XI, 392 p. 47 illus.)

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Series
  • Fundamental theories of physics ; Volume 201. [More in this series]
  • Fundamental Theories of Physics ; Volume 201
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This book treats various aspects of the quantum theory of measurement, partially in a relativistic framework. Measurement(-like) processes in quantum theory are identified and analysed; and the quantum operator formalism is derived in full generality without postulating operators as observables. Consistency conditions are derived, expressing the requirement of Lorentz-frame independence of outcomes of spacelike separated measurements and implying the impossibility of using quantum nonlocality to send signals faster than light. Local commutativity is scrutinized. The localization problem of relativistic quantum theory is studied, including comprehensive derivation of the theorems of Hegerfeld, Malament and Reeh-Schlieder. Finally, the quantum formalism is derived from the dynamics of particles with definite positions in Bohmian mechanics.
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Contents
  • Introduction and Outline
  • Quantum Measurement
  • Local Quantum Measurement I
  • Local Quantum Measurement II
  • An Active Notion of Localization
  • Appendix.
ISBN
3-030-67533-5
Doi
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-67533-2
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