BenDaniel, David Jacob (2011) Constructibility in Quantum Mechanics. In: UNSPECIFIED.
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CONSTRUCTIBILITY IN QUANTUM MECHANICS
D.J. BENDANIEL
Cornell University (djb16@Cornell.edu)
Ithaca NY, 14853, USA
We pursue an approach in which spacetime proves to be relational and its differential properties fulfill the strict requirements of EinsteinWeyl causality. Spacetime emerges here from a set theoretical foundation for a constructible mathematics. In this theory the Schrödinger equation can be obtained by adjoining a physical postulate of action symmetry in generalized wave phenomena. This result now allows quantum mechanics to be considered conceptually cumulative with prior physics.
A set theoretical foundation is proposed in which the axioms are the theory of ZermeloFrankel (ZF) but without the power set axiom, with the axiom schema of subsets removed from the axioms of regularity and replacement and with an axiom of countable constructibility added. Four arithmetic axioms are also adjoined; these formulae are contained in ZF but must be added here as axioms. All sets of finite natural numbers in this theory are finite and hence definable. The real numbers are countable. We first show that this constructible theory gives polynomial functions of a real variable, which are of bounded variation and locally homeomorphic. Eigenfunctions governing physical fields can then be effectively obtained. By using an integral of the Lagrange density of a field over a compactified space, we produce a nonlinear sigma model. Finally, the Schrödinger equation follows directly from the postulate and a sui generis proof in this theory of the discreteness of the spacelike and timelike terms of the model.
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Keywords:  Foundations of Physics, Nonlinear Sigma Model, Quantum Fields  
Subjects:  General Issues > Laws of Nature  
Depositing User:  David Jacob BenDaniel  
Date Deposited:  09 May 2011 18:28  
Last Modified:  09 May 2011 18:28  
Item ID:  8596  
Subjects:  General Issues > Laws of Nature  
Date:  8 May 2011  
URI:  http://philsciarchive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8596 
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