10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Not that easy, but ...,
By A Customer
This review is from: LECTURES ON QUANTUM THEORY: MATHEMATICAL AND STRUCTURAL FOUNDATIONS (Paperback)
I appreciate the author's approach as much as the other, "five star" reviews. Isham has tackled some very difficult material and consistently gone to the heart of the problems involved with the meaning of quantum theory. He has treated the many different approaches - from pure pragmatism to hidden variables and many worlds - with fairness and due respect for each. My only disagreement with the other reviewers is their assessment of the book's accessibility. The mathematics is heavy on abstractions. As a former graduate student in physics (admittedly long ago), I found it rougher going than I expected and spaced out several of the final subjects such as quantum logic. Nevertheless I came away with a better understanding of the foundations of quantum mechanics, and I have no regrets over buying the book.
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