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Quantum Theory as an Emergent Phenomenon

Quantum Theory as an Emergent Phenomenon
The Statistical Mechanics of Matrix Models as the Precursor of Quantum Field Theory

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  • Date Published: October 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521831949

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  • Although it is our most successful physical theory, quantum mechanics raises conceptual issues that have perplexed physicists and philosophers of science for decades. This book develops a new approach based on the proposal that quantum theory is not a complete, final theory, but, in fact, an emergent phenomenon arising from a more profound level of dynamics.

    • A fascinating approach to foundation issues in quantum theory by the world expert
    • Explains the quantization rules and probability interpretation
    • Develops in detail a generalization of classical and quantum dynamics
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    "This is a bold book, a provocative text, that may help many readers to have a better understanding of the foundations of quantum theories." American Mathematical Society

    "The book describes in detail a rich mathematical framework out of which a new physical description of nature can emerge. The chapters are well organized; the presentation is clear, rigorous, very attractive, and accessible to mathematical as well as theoretical physicists. It is recommended to everyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating field of the foundations of physics and the continuing efforts scientists are making to formulate a clear and coherent picture of physical phenomena." - Angelo Bassi, Universitat Munchen

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521831949
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgement
    Introduction and overview
    1. Trace dynamics: the classical Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics of matrix models
    2. Additional generic conserved quantities
    3. Trace dynamics models with global supersymmetry
    4. Statistical mechanics of matrix models
    5. The emergence of quantum field dynamics
    6. Brownian motion corrections to Schrödinger dynamics
    7. Discussion and outlook
    Appendices
    References.

  • Author

    Stephen L. Adler, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

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