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John von Neumann

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691178561

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Author(s):

John von Neumann

, Robert T. Beyer, Nicholas A. Wheeler
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides a brief summary of the discussions in the succeeding chapters. Here, the new quantum mechanics has in recent years achieved in its essential parts what is presumably a definitive form: the so-called “transformation theory.” Therefore the principal emphasis shall be placed on the general and fundamental questions which have arisen in connection with this theory. In particular, the difficult problems of interpretation, many of which are even now not fully resolved, will be investigated in detail. In this connection, the relation of quantum mechanics to statistics and to the classical statistical mechanics is of special importance.

Keywords:   quantum mechanics, transformation theory, statistics, mathematical tools, quantum mechanical literature, quantum statistics

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