The logic of quantum mechanics derived from classical general relativity
UNSPECIFIED (1997) The logic of quantum mechanics derived from classical general relativity. FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS LETTERS, 10 (1). pp. 43-60. ISSN 0894-9875Full text not available from this repository.
For the first time it is shown that the logic of quantum mechanics can be derived from classical physics. An orthomodular lattice of propositions characteristic of quantum logic, is constructed for manifolds in Einstein's theory of general relativity. A particle is modelled by a topologically non-trivial 4-manifold with closed timelike curves--a 4-geon, rather than as an evolving 3-manifold. It is then possible for both the state preparation and measurement apparatus to constrain the results of experiments. It is shown that propositions about the results of measurements can satisfy a non-distributive logic rather than the Boolean logic of classical systems. Reasonable assumptions about the role of the measurement apparatus leads to an orthomodular lattice of propositions characteristic of quantum logic.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS LETTERS|
|Publisher:||PLENUM PUBL CORP|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 43-60|
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