24.111 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics


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Quantum mechanics is said to describe a world in which physical objects often lack "definite" properties, indeterminism creeps in at the point of "observation," ordinary logic does not apply, and distant events are perfectly yet inexplicably correlated. Examination of these and other issues central to the philosophical foundations of quantum mechanics, with special attention to the measurement problem, no-hidden-variables proofs, and Bell's Inequalities. Rigorous approach to the subject matter nevertheless neither presupposes nor requires the development of detailed technical knowledge of the quantum theory.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.111 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by B. Skow.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-144.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 24.111 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 24.111 Spring 2016 site or on the 24.111 Stellar site.

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