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The quantum theory of measurement

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Published by Springer in Berlin, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physical measurements.,
  • Quantum theory.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-144) and indexes.

    StatementPaul Busch, Pekka J. Lahti, Peter Mittelstaedt.
    SeriesLecture notes in physics., m2
    ContributionsLahti, Pekka 1948-, Mittelstaedt, Peter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC39 .B86 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 181 p. :
    Number of Pages181
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL988565M
    ISBN 103540613552
    LC Control Number96026743


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