Quanta, logic and spacetime : variations on Finkelstein's quantum relativity

S.A. Selesnick

Offering a brief description of Finkelstein's approach to quantum theory and some of its ramifications, this text specifically examines his suggestion that some sort of quantum-set-like structure should underlie our macroscopic perception of spacetime, developing it to the point where a proportion of fundamental physics (for a massless world) may be formally derived from the ground up. In detail, a model of what Finkelstein has called a "quantum net", in conjunction with a single Schwinger-like dynamical principle, gives rise to the standard Langrangians for: massless Dirac fermions; general relativity; and Yang-Mills fields for the gauge groups SU(n), n = 3,4. These Langrangians emerge replete with (Feynman) gauge-fixing terms and ghost fields.

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[目次]

  • Logic
  • quantum
  • a candidate for the plenum
  • the Dirac matrices and a correspondence principle
  • geometry on the net versus geometry in the continuum
  • vacuum structure
  • dynamics
  • comparison with standard phsyics
  • other approaches to net-like structures.

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書名 Quanta, logic and spacetime : variations on Finkelstein's quantum relativity
著作者等 Selesnick, S. A.
Selesnick S.A.
出版元 World Scientific
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xv, 266p.
大きさ 23cm
ISBN 9810232551
NCID BA35937792
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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