PHY491H1: Current Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

Hours: 
24L/24T

Review of conventional, textbook quantum mechanics. Formal measurement theory and wave function collapse; quantum states and nonseparability, violation of local causality; Bell theorems; quantum tricks; decoherence and the emergence of classical behaviour. Hidden variables; deBroglie-Bohm theory and generalizations; many-worlds interpretation and other theories of beables. Consistent histories approach of Omnes and Gell-Mann and Hartle; nature of True and Reliable statements.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)