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A new indeterminacy-based quantum theory

Pipa, Francisco (2023) A new indeterminacy-based quantum theory. [Preprint]

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I propose a novel (interpretation of) quantum theory, which I will call Environmental Determinacy-based or EnD Quantum Theory (EnDQT). In contrast to the well-known interpretations of quantum theory, EnDQT has the benefit of not adding hidden variables, is not in tension with relativity, and provides a local causal explanation of quantum correlations without measurement outcomes varying according to perspectives or worlds. It is conservative, and so unlike collapse theories, in principle, arbitrary systems can be placed in a superposition for an arbitrary amount of time, and no modifications of the fundamental equations of quantum theory are required. Furthermore, it provides a series of novel empirical posits that may distinguish it from other interpretations of quantum theory. According to EnDQT, some systems acquire determinate values at some point, and the capacity to give rise to determinate values through interactions propagates to other systems in spacetime via local interactions. This process can be represented via certain networks. When a system is isolated from the systems that belong to these networks, it will non-relationally have indeterminate values.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: Quantum Indeterminacy, extended Wigner's friend scenarios, SDCs, Stability conditions, Quantum Causal Models
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Francisco Pipa
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2024 02:36
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 02:36
Item ID: 23010
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2023

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