PhilSci Archive

Could Inelastic Interactions Induce Quantum Probabilistic Transitions?

Maxwell, Nicholas (2917) Could Inelastic Interactions Induce Quantum Probabilistic Transitions? [Preprint]

[img] Text
131 Inelastic Quantum Interactions and Probabilism.doc

Download (129kB)

Abstract

What are quantum entities? Is the quantum domain deterministic or probabilistic? Orthodox quantum theory (OQT) fails to answer these two fundamental questions. As a result of failing to answer the first question, OQT is very seriously defective: it is imprecise, ambiguous, ad hoc, non-explanatory, inapplicable to the early universe, inapplicable to the cosmos as a whole, and such that it is inherently incapable of being unified with general relativity. It is argued that probabilism provides a very natural solution to the quantum wave/particle dilemma, and promises to lead to a fully micro realistic, testable version of quantum theory that is free of the defects of OQT. It is suggested that inelastic interactions may induce quantum probabilistic transitions.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Maxwell, Nicholasnicholas.maxwell@ucl.ac.uk
Keywords: Quantum theory; probabilism; micro-realism; inelastic interactions; experimental test.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Nicholas Maxwell
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 15:37
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 15:37
Item ID: 14157
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2917
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14157

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item