Re: Quantum Mechanics

From: John W Burgeson (
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 12:01:37 EDT

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    >>Too bad you aren't doing relativity instead-you could use time dilation
    to stretch your lecture out. >>

    Ha ha. I doubt if I really know enough to speak for more than 15 minutes.
    I know "about" this stuff form classes 45 years ago and casual reading
    since then, but my "life" has been in other directions altogether.

    >>I think Feynman said that we would not need it if we had a correct view
    of particles. >>

    I think you are talking here of the classic Einstein-Bohr debate,
    Einstein being the realist, who argued the above. I was not aware Feynman
    argued it but I have only read parts of his lectures.

    Gribbin's book argues that von Neumann showed, in the mid 20th century,
    that the realist view was not possible. Gribbin adds that von Neumann's
    argument contained an error, just recently found. So the argument
    continues. And the cat waits.

    Burgy (John Burgeson)

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