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Reduction and Emergence in Bose-Einstein Condensates

Healey, Richard (2010) Reduction and Emergence in Bose-Einstein Condensates. [Preprint]

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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
Healey, Richard
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Foundations of Physics
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: 03 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5388

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