By Daniel Greenberger, Klaus Hentschel, Friedel Weinert

With contributions by way of prime quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, this complete A-to-Z of quantum physics presents a lucid figuring out of key innovations of quantum idea and test. It covers technical and interpretational facets alike, and contains either conventional and new techniques, making it an crucial source for concise, updated information regarding the various elements of quantum physics.

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Selleri: Quantum mechanics versus local realism: the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox (Plenum, New York 1988) 8. J. F. Shimony: Bell’s theorem: experimental tests and implications. Reps. Prog. Phys. 41, 1881 (1978) Berry’s Phase Daniel Rohrlich Berry’s phase [1] is a quantum phase effect arising in systems that undergo a slow, cyclic evolution. It is a remarkable correction to the quantum adiabatic theorem and to the closely related Born–Oppenheimer approximation [2]. Berry’s elegant and general analysis has found application to such diverse fields as atomic, condensed matter, nuclear and elementary particle physics, and optics.

Phys. 22, 1664 (1981). 3. F. Wilczek: Magnetic flux, angular momentum and statistics. Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 1144 (1982). 4. G. M. DeWitt: Feynman integrals for systems of indistinguishable particles. Phys. Rev. D. 3, 1375 (1971). 5. I. Halperin: Statistics of quasiparticles and the hierarchy of fractional quantized Hall states. Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 1583 (1984). 6. D. R. Schrieffer, F. Wilzcek: Fractional statistics and the quantum Hall effect. Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 722 (1984). 7. E. Camino, W. J.

Locality (sometimes called “Einstein locality”) is the postulate, central to the special theory of relativity, that events which are spacelike separated cannot causally influence one another. In the experimental arrangement described above, this means that (for example) the outcome of a measurement at station 2 cannot depend on the setting of the switch at station 1. 2. e. g. by the initial conditions at time 0 and forces acting between 0 and t), and not by anything which is going to happen at a time later than t.

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