Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Number of Pages:

472

Price:

99.00

ISBN:

9781107005709

The editor of *Deep Beauty: Understanding the Quantum World Through Mathematical Innovations* claims that the articles collected in it are intended for those with previous technical trainings in the areas of quantum theory, n-categories in physics, topos theory, bohrification, etc. In fact, the chapters are technically demanding, and most readers will need much time, patience and persistence to profit from them. Even after investing that effort, it is likely that there will still be parts that will leave the reader puzzled or confused.

Nevertheless, this is a very good book, in which some of the greatest mathematicians, mathematical physicists, theoretical physicists, and philosophers have written to help us understand the conceptual foundations of quantum theory. The table of contents will demonstrate the variety and reach of the book. Most readers will find at least one chapter that they can enjoy and understand.

A native of Macedonia, Ana Momidic-Reyna has an M.S. in Mathematics and has also worked for the high energy physicists at Fermilab. While waiting for the opportunity to work on her Ph.D. in mathematics, she keeps up with the field by reading as many mathematics books as she can.

Date Received:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Reviewable:

Yes

Publication Date:

2011

Format:

Hardcover

Audience:

Category:

Anthology

Ana Momidic-Reyna

06/30/2012

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**Part II. Beyond the Hilbert Space Formalism: Operator Algebras**7.

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**Part III. Behind the Hilbert Space Formalism**9.

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