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Published
**1997**
by Springer Netherlands in Dordrecht
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Written in English

- Quantum theory,
- Physics

This volume contains the proceedings of a symposium held in honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier in Toronto, Canada, in August 1995. It encompasses many areas in which he has been active over the years, such as stochastic interpretations of quantum mechanics, particle physics and electromagnetic theory. The papers have been loosely ordered in the following categories: ideas about the nature of light and photons; electrodynamics; the formulation and interpretation of quantum mechanics; and aspects of relativity theory. Some of the papers presented deal with alternate interpretations of quantum phenomena in the tradition of Vigier, Bohm et al. The current experimental situation allows for the first time for individual quantum events to be studied, and this opens possibilities for challenges to the orthodox interpretation to be realised. Audience: This book will be of interest to graduate level students and researchers whose work involves quantum mechanics, electromagnetic theory, optics and optoelectronics.

**Edition Notes**

Other titles | Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier |

Statement | edited by Stanley Jeffers, Sisir Roy, Jean-Pierre Vigier, Geoffrey Hunter |

Series | Fundamental Theories of Physics -- 80, Fundamental Theories of Physics -- 80 |

Contributions | Roy, Sisir, Vigier, Jean-Pierre, Hunter, Geoffrey |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QC173.96-174.52 |

The Physical Object | |

Format | [electronic resource] : |

Pagination | 1 online resource (xix, 554 p.) |

Number of Pages | 554 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL27082443M |

ISBN 10 | 9401063966, 9401156824 |

ISBN 10 | 9789401063968, 9789401156820 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 851392299 |

A new theory explains the seemingly irreversible arrow of time while yielding insights into entropy, quantum computers, black holes, and the past-future divide. THE INTERPRETATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS: MANY WORLDS OR MANY WORDS? Max Tegmark Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ ; [email protected] (Septem ) As cutting-edge experiments display ever more extreme forms of non-classical behavior, the pre-vailing view on the interpretation of quantum mechanics appears to be gradually changing. A.

Up to now, we have only considered "non-relativistic" systems, where the velocities of massive particles such as electrons, protons, atoms, and so forth, are small with respect to the speed of light, c. Being massless, photons travel, of course, at the speed of light. This chapter is going to combine quantum physics with relativity, at first with special relativity (Einstein ) in Sections Author: Michel Le Bellac. What it really meant was of course mysterious. While the quantum era was inaugurated in , a quantum theory would take much longer to jell. Intro-ducing discontinuity was a tentative step, and only a ﬁrst one. And even thereafter, the recasting of physical theory was hesitant and slow. Physicists pondered for years what a quantum theory File Size: KB.

Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. Volume I introduces the foundations of quantum field by: Light transmits spatial and temporal information. This property forms the basis of the fields of optics and optical communications and a myriad of related technologies, both mature and emerging. Technological applications based on the manipulations of light include lasers, holography, and fibre-optic telecommunications systems.. In most everyday circumstances, the properties of light can be.

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THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE QUANTUM THEORY OF LIGHT In August ofa group of over 70 physicists The Present Status of the Quantum Theory of Light book at York University for a three-day symposium in honour of Professor Jean-Pierre Vigier. The attendance included theoretical and experimental physicists, mathematicians, astronomers and colleagues concerned with issues in the philosophy of : Hardcover.

THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE QUANTUM THEORY OF LIGHT In August ofa group of over 70 physicists met at York University for a three-day symposium in honour of Professor Jean-Pierre Vigier.

The attendance included theoretical and experimental physicists, mathematicians, astronomers and colleagues concerned with issues in the philosophy of science.

THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE QUANTUM THEORY OF LIGHT In August ofa group of over 70 physicists met at York University for a three-day symposium in honour of Professor Jean-Pierre Vigier.

The attendance included theoretical and experimental Brand: Springer Netherlands. The present status of the quantum theory of light: proceedings of a symposium in honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier.

This chapter presents a review of the development of quantum-statistical theories for visual functions such as absolute thresholds for steady and moving targets, contrast thresholds, visual acuity, adaptation, and color identification. Soon after the corpuscular nature of light was discovered by Planck, the minimum perceptible amount of light for human vision was compared with the energy of.

Get this from a library. The Present Status of the Quantum Theory of Light: Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier. [Stanley Jeffers; Sisir Roy; Jean-Pierre Vigier; Geoffrey Hunter] -- This volume contains the proceedings of a symposium held in honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier in Toronto, Canada, in August It encompasses many areas in which he has been active over the.

The earlier chapters describe the quantum mechanics of various optical processes, leading from the classical representation of the electromagnetic field to the quantum theory of light.

The later chapters develop the theoretical descriptions of some of the key experiments in quantum optics. Over half of the material in this Third Edition is by: The Quantum Story by Jim Faggott is a great book on the evolution of quantum theory.

It starts with the initial crisis at the end of the 19th century and follows up all the way to This includes relativisitic quantum theory, the interpretation of quantum theory, QED, QCD, the Standard Model, quantum loop theory and superstring theory.4/5.

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It's only when the mass of a particle gets small enough that its wavelike properties show up. Abstract: Quantum field theory in curved spacetime is a theory wherein matter is treated fully in accord with the principles of quantum field theory, but gravity is treated classically in accord with general relativity.

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Significant advances have occurred in the field since the previous edition, including advances in light squeezing, single photon optics, phase conjugation, and laser technology.

The laser is essentially responsible for nonlinear effects and is extensively used in all branches of. Early Developments in Quantum Theory. InAlbert Einstein presented the hypothesis that the photoelectric effect could be explained if a beam of light was composed of a stream of discrete particles (), each with an energy (E = hf) the energy (E) of each photon being equal to the frequency (f) multiplied by Planck's constant (h).

Later, in Einstein also showed that the recoil of. Quantum theory of light says that light is composed of tiny particles aka photons, which exhibit wave like properties as well.

As a wave light shows interference and diffraction. Einstein's photoelectric effect (Physics Nobel prize in ) confir. Roy S., Roy M. () Einstein-De Broglie-Proca Theory of Light and Simultaneous Existence of Transverse and Longitudinal Photons.

In: Jeffers S., Roy S., Vigier JP., Hunter G. (eds) The Present Status of the Quantum Theory of : Sisir Roy, Malabika Roy. What is the present status of the Einstein-Cartan theory of gravity. This theory has a very interesting flavor, namely it does not assume that the connection on Semi-Riemannian is torsionless.

This book studies the foundations of quantum theory through its relationship to classical physics. This idea goes back to the Copenhagen Interpretation (in the original version due to Bohr and Author: Klaas Landsman. Einstein generalized the quantum theory by applying it to all types of electromagnetic radiations.

He explained photoelectric effect using this theory. Photoelectric Effect: The ejection of electrons from the surface of a metal, when the metal is exposed to light of certain minimum frequency, is called photoelectric effect. The velocity of light is to the Theory of Relativity as the elementary quantum of action is to the Quantum Theory: it is its absolute core.

— Max Planck 'A Scientific Autobiography' (), in Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. Frank Gaynor (), The "New Quantum Mechanics" was introduced a little after the "Old Quantum Mechanics" which was developed by Planck and Bohr.

This is when quantum mechanics became very confusing to people. In the old quantum theory, we could think about particles moving in normal ways.

The electrons orbit the nucleus just like planets orbit the sun. Nuclear Reactor Design and Analysis. This note will focus on the basics of nuclear reactor design. Topics covered includes: Design, and Licensing, Reactors and Core Concepts, Heating, Fuel, and Fuel Element Analysis, Reactor Flow and Pump Sizing, Introductory Neutronics, Six Factor Formula, Neutron Transport, Neutron Kinetics, Power Conversion Systems, Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Safety Analysis.S.

Jeffers, J. P. Vigier, S. Roy: The present status of the quantum theory of light: Proceedings of a symposium in honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier, Proceedings of a symposium held in honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier in Toronto, Canada, in AugustKluwer Academic,ISBN .The theory of renormalization, which is an essential feature quantum field theory (the application of the principles of quantum mechanics to the quantization of a classical field), is even today beyond the scope of rigorous mathematics, and find its final justification in the experimental validation of its predictions.