The nonlocality phenomena exhibited by entangled quantum systems are certainly one of the most extraordinary aspects of quantum theory. This book discusses this phe nomenon according to several points of view, i.e., according to different interpretations of the mathematics of the quantum formalism. The several interpretations of the Copenhagen interpretation, the many worlds, the de Broglie-Bohm, quantum logics, the decohering by the environment approach and the histories approach interpretations are scrutinized and criticized in detail. Recent results on cryptography, quantum bit commitment, quantum erasers and teleportation are also presented and discussed. In preparing the book we benefited from discussions with many people, but we would like, in particular, to express our gratitude to Professor B. d'Espagnat for his useful comments and suggestions. We are grateful also to Ms. L. Gentry EI-Dash for the English revision, to Dr. 1. E. Maiorino for the production of the figures and a careful reading of the manuscript, and for the statI of Plenum for advice and for having produced a nice book. Finally, the authors thank FAPESP (contract no. I 99612657-0) for a grant making this book possible. A. A. ORIB AND W. A. RODRIGUES, JR.
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Fundamentals. 3. How Collapses. 4. Bell's Inequalities. 5. Copenhagen Interpretation. 6. Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI). 7. Quantum Logic (QL). 8. Macroscopic realizations of QL. 9. Hidden Variables Theories (HVT). 10. De Broglie-Bohm Non Relativistic HVT. 11. De Broglie-Bohm Relativistic HVT. 12. Statistical Interpretation. 13. Non-Unitary Evolution? 14. Histories Approach. 15. Quantum Miracles and Cryptography. 16. Where are we now? Appendices: A: Set Theory and Lattices. B: Hilbert Spaces. Index.
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