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Reduction and Emergence in Bose-Einstein Condensates

Healey, Richard (2009) Reduction and Emergence in Bose-Einstein Condensates. [Preprint]

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      Abstract

      A closer look at some proposed Gedanken-experiments on BECs promises to shed light on several aspects of reduction and emergence in physics. These include the relations between classical descriptions and different quantum treatments of macroscopic systems, and the emergence of new properties and even new objects as a result of spontaneous symmetry breaking.


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      Item Type: Preprint
      Keywords: emergence, reduction, Bose-Einstein condensate, relative phase, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen argument, Bohr's reponse
      Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
      Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
      Specific Sciences > Physics
      Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
      Depositing User: Richard Andrew Healey
      Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2009
      Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
      Item ID: 4914
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4914

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