PhilSci Archive

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]

This is the latest version of this item.

[img]
Preview
Text
jhep_strong_complementarity.pdf

Download (304kB) | Preview

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 laws themselves are understood in terms of inference and physical consistency requirements. Strong complementarity - that different observers may "live" in separate Hilbert spaces - follows as a consequence, which resolves the firewall paradox. Other clues pointing to this reformulation are analyzed. The reformulation, with the addition of novel transition probability arithmetic, resolves the measurement problem completely, thereby eliminating charge of subjectivity of measurements from quantum mechanics. An illusion of collapse comes from Bayesian updates by observer's continuous outcome data. Spacetime is to be understood in epistemic sense, instead of existing independently of an observer, following spirits of black hole complementarity. Dark matter and dark energy pop up directly as entropic tug-of-war in the reformulation.


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

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
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, Bayesian update, dark matter, dark energy, entropic gravity, quantum gravity
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: 14 Apr 2019 00:34
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2019 00:34
Item ID: 15903
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 12 April 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15903

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item