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Probabilistic and Geometric Languages in the Context of the Principle of Least Action
Terekhovich, Vladislav E.
Causation
Classical Physics
Laws of Nature
Models and Idealization
Probability/Statistics
Quantum Mechanics
Relativity Theory
Structure of Theories
This paper explores the question of the unifi�cation of the three basic languages of physics, the geometric language of forces, the geometric language of fi�elds or 4-dimensional space-time, and the probabilistic language of quantum mechanics. I will show that on the one hand, equations in each of these languages may be derived from any form of the Principle of Least Action (PLA). On the other hand, Feynman's `path integral' method could explain the physical sense of these particular forms of PLA. In conclusion, I will show that the axioms of classical and relativistic mechanics become consequences of Feynman's formulation of quantum mechanics.
2012-10-03
Preprint
NonPeerReviewed
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/9351/1/Languages_PLA.pdf
Terekhovich, Vladislav E. (2012) Probabilistic and Geometric Languages in the Context of the Principle of Least Action. [Preprint]
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/9351/