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The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

R. I. G. Hughes

ISBN 9780674843929

Publication date: 03/01/1992

R. I. G. Hughes offers the first detailed and accessible analysis of the Hilbert-space models used in quantum theory and explains why they are so successful. He goes on to show how the very suitability of Hilbert spaces for modeling the quantum world gives rise to deep problems of interpretation, and makes suggestions about how they can be overcome.


  • A formidable and intelligent account of the (partial) Hilbert-space formalization of quantum mechanics and the inevitable philosophical ambiguities that result… A marvelous book.

    —P. D. Skiff, Choice

Book Details

  • 384 pages
  • 1-1/8 x 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press