PhilSci Archive

Quasi-spaces an the foundation of quantum mechanics

Domenech, Graciela and Holik, Federico and Krause, Décio (2008) Quasi-spaces an the foundation of quantum mechanics. [Preprint]


Download (283kB)


Our aim in this paper is to take quite seriously Heinz Post's claim that the non-individuality and the indiscernibility of quantum objects should be introduced right at the start, and not made a posteriori by introducing symmetry conditions. Using a different mathematical framework, namely, quasi-set theory, we avoid working within a label-tensor-product-vector-space-formalism, to use Redhead and Teller's words, and get a more intuitive way of dealing with the formalism of quantum mechanics, although the underlying logic should be modified. Thus, this paper can be regarded as a tentative to follow and enlarge Heinsenberg's suggestion that new phenomena require the formation of a new ``closed" (that is, axiomatic) theory, coping also with the physical theory's underlying logic and mathematics.

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

Item Type: Preprint
Domenech, Graciela
Holik, Federico
Krause, Décio
Keywords: quasi-sets, particle number, Fock space, quantum indistinguishability
Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Décio Krause
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:16
Item ID: 3957

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item