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Reformulation of quantum mechanics and strong complementarity from Bayesian inference requirements

Heartspring, William (2019) Reformulation of quantum mechanics and strong complementarity from Bayesian inference requirements. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper provides an epistemic reformulation of quantum mechanics (QM) in terms of inference consistency requirements of objective Bayesianism, which include the principle of maximum entropy under physical constraints. Physical constraints themselves are understood in terms of consistency requirements. The by-product of this approach is that QM must additionally be understood as providing the theory of theories. Strong complementarity - that different observers may "live" in separate Hilbert spaces - follows as a consequence. The firewall paradox, analyzed by a parallel with Hardy's paradox, is used as an example supporting necessity of the reformulation and its consequential results. Other clues pointing to this reformulation are analyzed. The reformulation, with the addition of novel transition probability arithmetic, eliminates basis ambiguity and the collapse postulate, thereby eliminating subjectivity of measurements from quantum mechanics, and resolving the measurement problem completely.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Heartspring, Williamwilliamheartspring@gmail.com
Keywords: objective Bayesianism, epistemic interpretations of quantum mechanics, principle of maximum entropy, strong complementarity, measurement problem, quantum foundation, basis ambiguity, black hole complementarity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: William Heartspring
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2019 00:50
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 00:50
Item ID: 15879
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 3 April 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15879

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