A Short Introduction to the Quantum Formalism
by Francois David
Publisher: arXiv 2012
Number of pages: 108
These notes present an introductory, but hopefully coherent, view of the main formalizations of quantum mechanics, of their interrelations and of their common physical underpinnings: causality, reversibility and locality/separability.
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