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Quantum Social Science


  • Date Published: January 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107012820
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  • Written by world experts in the foundations of quantum mechanics and its applications to social science, this book shows how elementary quantum mechanical principles can be applied to decision-making paradoxes in psychology and used in modelling information in finance and economics. The book starts with a thorough overview of some of the salient differences between classical, statistical and quantum mechanics. It presents arguments on why quantum mechanics can be applied outside of physics and defines quantum social science. The issue of the existence of quantum probabilistic effects in psychology, economics and finance is addressed and basic questions and answers are provided. Aimed at researchers in economics and psychology, as well as physics, basic mathematical preliminaries and elementary concepts from quantum mechanics are defined in a self-contained way.

    • Proposes a new view of social science, showing how quantum mechanics can be applied in economics, finance and psychology
    • Explains all mathematical concepts to make it accessible for readers from a variety of mathematical backgrounds
    • Provides a practical base for conducting further research in this growing area
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    '… the text is well-written and presents all lines of thought with mathematical rigour. It features end-of-chapter references to scientific publications and a glossary to help define the terminology.' Manuel Vogel, Contemporary Physics

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    14th May 2017 by StanLipovetsky

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107012820
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 175 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Physics Concepts in Social Science? A Discussion:
    1. Classical, statistical and quantum mechanics: all in one
    2. Econophysics: statistical physics and social science
    3. Quantum social science: a non-mathematical motivation
    Part II. Mathematics and Physics Preliminaries:
    4. Vector calculus and other mathematical preliminaries
    5. Basic elements of quantum mechanics
    6. Basic elements of Bohmian mechanics
    Part III. Quantum Probabilistic Effects in Psychology: Basic Questions and Answers:
    7. A brief overview
    8. Interference effects in psychology - an introduction
    9. A quantum-like model of decision making
    Part IV. Other Quantum Probabilistic Effects in Economics, Finance and Brain Sciences:
    10. Financial/economic theory in crisis
    11. Bohmian mechanics in finance and economics
    12. The Bohm–Vigier Model and path simulation
    13. Other applications to economic/financial theory
    14. The neurophysiological sources of quantum-like processing in the brain

  • Authors

    Emmanuel Haven, University of Leicester
    Emmanuel Haven is a Professor at the School of Management, University of Leicester. He has published numerous articles in a variety of fields such as operations research, economics and finance.

    Andrei Khrennikov, Linnéuniversitetet, Sweden
    Andrei Khrennikov is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Linnaeus University, Sweden, and Director of the International Center for Mathematical Modelling in Physics, Engineering, Economics, and Cognitive Science.

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