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The Relational Blockworld Interpretation of Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Stuckey, W. M. and Silberstein, Michael and Cifone, Michael (2007) The Relational Blockworld Interpretation of Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    We introduce a new interpretation of non-relativistic quantum mechanics (QM) called Relational Blockworld (RBW). We motivate the interpretation by outlining two results due to Kaiser, Bohr, Ulfeck, Mottelson, and Anandan, independently. First, the canonical commutation relations for position and momentum can be obtained from boost and translation operators,respectively, in a spacetime where the relativity of simultaneity holds. Second, the QM density operator can be obtained from the spacetime symmetry group of the experimental configuration exclusively. We show how QM, obtained from relativistic quantum field theory per RBW, explains the twin-slit experiment and conclude by resolving the standard conceptual problems of QM, i.e., the measurement problem, entanglement and non-locality.


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    Item Type: Other
    Additional Information: To appear in "Foundations of Probability and Physics" 4: 412 - 421 (published by the American Institute of Physics); Guillaume Adenier, Christopher A. Fuchs and Andrei Yu. Khrennikov, editors.
    Keywords: Blockworld, non-relativistic quantum mechanics, measurement problem, entanglement.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Michael Cifone
    Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3247
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3247

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