Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition: 53 (Princeton Landmarks in Mathematics and Physics, 53)

Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition: 53 (Princeton Landmarks in Mathematics and Physics, 53)

by John Von Neumann (Author), Nicholas A. Wheeler (Editor), Robert T. Beyer (Translator)


Quantum mechanics was still in its infancy in 1932 when the young John von Neumann, who would go on to become one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, published Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics--a revolutionary book that for the first time provided a rigorous mathematical framework for the new science. Robert Beyer's 1955 English translation, which von Neumann reviewed and approved, is cited more frequently today than ever before. But its many treasures and insights were too often obscured by the limitations of the way the text and equations were set on the page. In this new edition of this classic work, mathematical physicist Nicholas Wheeler has completely reset the book in TeX, making the text and equations far easier to read. He has also corrected a handful of typographic errors, revised some sentences for clarity and readability, provided an index for the first time, and added prefatory remarks drawn from the writings of L on Van Hove and Freeman Dyson. The result brings new life to an essential work in theoretical physics and mathematics.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 326
Edition: New
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 06 Mar 2018

ISBN 10: 0691178577
ISBN 13: 9780691178578

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Lovely. . . . For anyone interested in truly understanding many of the concepts and methods within quantum mechanics which we so often take for granted, this is an invaluable book.---Jonathan Shock, Mathemafrica
Author Bio
John von Neumann (1903-57) was one of the most important mathematicians of the twentieth century. His work included fundamental contributions to mathematics, physics, economics, and the development of the atomic bomb and the computer. He was a founding member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Nicholas A. Wheeler is a mathematical physicist and professor emeritus of physics at Reed College.