PDF or EBOOK (Quantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony (Science Its Conceptual Foundations)) ´ James T. Cushing


Quantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony (Science Its Conceptual Foundations)Why does one theory succeed while another possibly clearer interpretation fails By xploring Two Observationally Euivalent Yet Conceptually uivalent yet conceptually views of uantum mechanics 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 construction and its position among competing viewsSince the late 1920s the theory formulated by Niels Bohr his colleagues at Copenhagen has been the dominant interpretation of uantum mechanics. ,


W the Bohm interpretation cannot be ignored Cushing contends that the Copenhagen interpretation became widely accepted not because it is a better xplanation of subatomic phenomena than is Bohm's but because it happened to appear FirstFocusing On The Philosophical on the philosophical and cultural forces that shaped one of the most important developments in modern physics this provocative book Men of Destiny examines the role that timing can play in thestablishment of theory and xplanatio. Yet an alternative interpretation rooted in the work of Louis de Broglie in the arly 1920s and reformulated and xtended by David Bohm in the 1950s ually well de Broglie in the Reportage on Crime early 1920s and reformulated andxtended by David Bohm in the 1950s ually well 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. theory Cushing shows that despite the preeminence of the Copenhagen vie.

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