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on August 4, 2015
An excellent coverage of all things quantum theory. It starts off going over the foundations and concepts of quantum theory, similar to the concepts you would learn in an undergraduate course. Baggott goes over the foundations concisely and logically. It's no textbook (as he says at the beginning) but it's fantastic as a refresher or to solidify your understanding of the concepts. The second part of the book is a discussion of the interpretations of quantum mechanics, looking at the Copenhagen interpretation, hidden variables, many worlds etc. It's a very good account of all the most popular theories, and understanding this book is a great way to get yourself thinking of quantum mechanics in a deeper way then an undergraduate course will give you.
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on August 14, 2016
This is the best book I've read on the philosophy of quantum mechanics, complete with mathematical detail. Non-technical readers can appreciate the book without following the math, but for curious students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, this book is a true jewel. I believe all serious students of philosophy should also read this.
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on February 11, 2003
This book concentrates more on the philosophical aspects of quantum theory rather than formalism and problem solving, though some simple and easy to follow derivations are presented that give real insights into the guts of the theory, which will help a reader who goes on to pursue quantum theory in greater detail. The historical debate between the positivists and realists during the theories development is presented in a very readable and entertaining way. A very well written and researched book that you will be glad you read.
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on September 26, 2006
Succinctly: if you want more than descriptive science popularizations and are ready to tackle the math then this is, quite simply, the best book there is. Jim Baggott introduces the notation and the concepts in an engaging and untiring style and after a careful reading (or three) one is ready to read the original papers. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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on December 27, 2013
I ordered this for my son who is majoring in math & physics. The book is used but in excellent condition. It was a great bargain and my son loves it.
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on September 29, 2015
excellent!
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This is the best exposition of the subject I have ever read. It should be the introductory text for all advanced students.

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