The Undivided Universe by David Bohm, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The appearance to me is that Bohm was part of a very small minority in the physics community in his time and his work is in a larger minority now, but still a. Bohm, one of the foremost scientific thinkers of our time, and Hiley present a completely original approach to quantum theory which will alter our The Undivided Universe: An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory David Bohm.
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Bohm was keenly aware of various ideas outside the scientific mainstream.
The Undivided Universe is an important book especially because it provides a different overall world view which is neither mechanistic nor reductionist.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Bohm maintains that thought is a system, in the sense that it is an interconnected network of concepts, ideas and assumptions that pass seamlessly between individuals and throughout society. Rasheed rated it really liked it Jun 08, That showed for the first time that the magnetic vector potentialhitherto a mathematical convenience, could have real physical quantum effects.
He and Hiley introduce their results in considerable mathematical detail, with difficult excursions into philosophy. According to biographer F. Think of the guidance given to a falling marble by a wall bristling with pegs: He was active in communist and communist-backed organizations, including the Young Communist Leaguethe Campus Committee to Fight Conscription, and the Committee for Peace Mobilization.
Bohm suggested that if the “dialogue groups” were experienced on a sufficiently-wide scale, they could help overcome the isolation and fragmentation that Bohm observed in society. Their proofs do make heavy use of the algebraic equations particular to quantum theory, but as long as one already has some grasp of the concepts and notation of such representations it is possible to comprehend their conclusions, if not follow all of their arguments in line-by-line detail.
He recognizes and acknowledges the irony of the situation: Cited unicerse Olival Freire, Jr. Starting from the realization that the WKB approximation of quantum mechanics leads to deterministic equations and convinced that a mere approximation could not turn a probabilistic theory into a deterministic theory, he doubted the inevitability of the conventional approach to quantum mechanics.
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In Maythe House Un-American Activities Yniverse called boym Bohm to testify because of his previous ties to suspected communists. Find it on Scholar. Bohm diffusion and De Broglie—Bohm theory. The Life and Times of David Bohm. Views Read Edit View history. The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Unndivided of Books. He pursued his scientific career in several countries, becoming first a Brazilian and then a British citizen.
Univided, PennsylvaniaUS. You are not logged in If you have already registered please univeres here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library users please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here. It is shown that, with the new approach, paradoxical or unsatisfactory features associated with the standard approaches, such as the wave-particle duality and the collapse of the wave function, do not arise.
In his book On Creativityquoting the work of Korzybski, Bohm expressed the view that “metaphysics is an expression of a world view” and is “thus to be regarded as an art form, resembling poetry in some ways and mathematics in others, rather than as an attempt to say something true about reality as a whole.
The Undivided Universe : An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory
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David Joseph Bohm December 20, — October 27, was an American scientist who has been described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century and who contributed innovative and unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, neuropsychology and the philosophy of mind. Finally, the authors make new suggestions and indicate some areas in which one may expect quantum theory to break down in a way that will allow for a test.
If he identified Jewish lore and customs with his father, then this was a way he would distance himself from Samuel. Bohm’s work and the EPR argument became the major factor motivating John Stewart Bell ‘s inequalitywhich rules out local hidden variable theories; the full consequences of Bell’s work are still being investigated.
Addison Wesley,pp. I have been working up to being able to read this book from cover to cover, and at least have some idea of what the most technical sections are arguing, since I first started studying Bohm’s ideas in the late s. Jun 25, Mitch Allen rated it really liked it. Sign in to use this feature.