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The Structure of a Quantum World

North, Jill (2012) The Structure of a Quantum World. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    I argue that the fundamental space of a quantum mechanical world is the wavefunction's space. I argue for this using some very general principles that guide our inferences to the fundamental nature of a world, for any fundamental physical theory. I suggest that ordinary three-dimensional space exists in such a world, but is non-fundamental; it emerges from the fundamental space of the wavefunction.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: quantum mechanics; wavefunction; fundamental; structure
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Jill North
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2012 22:53
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 22:53
    Item ID: 9347
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9347

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