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  • Paperback
  • 328
  • Quantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony (Science Its Conceptual Foundations)
  • James T. Cushing
  • English
  • 19 January 2018
  • 9780226132044

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Characters ☆ uantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony (Science Its Conceptual Foundations) James T. Cushing í 6 Read Why does one theory succeed while another possibly clearer interpretation fails By exploring two observationally euivalent yet conceptually incompatible views of uantum mechanics James T Cushing shows how historical contingency can be crucial to determining a theory's construction and its position among competing viewsSince the late 1920s the theory formulated by Niels Bohr and his colleagues at Copenhagen has been the dominant interpretation of uantum mechanics. Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons uantum mechanics James T Cushing shows how historical contingency can be crucial to determining a theory's construction and its position among competing viewsSince the late 1920s the theory formulated by Niels Bohr and his colleagues at Copenhagen has been the dominant interpretation of Darkness Before Dawn uantum mechanics.

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Quantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony (Science Its Conceptual Foundations)

Characters ☆ uantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony (Science Its Conceptual Foundations) James T. Cushing í 6 Read Yet an alternative interpretation rooted in the work of Louis de Broglie in the early 1920s and reformulated and extended by David Bohm in the 1950s eually well explains the observational data Through a detailed historical and sociological study of the physicists who developed different theories of uantum mechanics the debates within and between opposing camps and the receptions given to each theory Cushing shows that despite the preeminence of the Copenhagen vie.

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Characters ☆ uantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony (Science Its Conceptual Foundations) James T. Cushing í 6 Read W the Bohm interpretation cannot be ignored Cushing contends that the Copenhagen interpretation became widely accepted not because it is a better explanation of subatomic phenomena than is Bohm's but because it happened to appear firstFocusing on the philosophical social and cultural forces that shaped one of the most important developments in modern physics this provocative book examines the role that timing can play in the establishment of theory and explanatio.