Torsion Fields, Cartan–Weyl Space–Time and State-Space Quantum Geometries, their Brownian Motions, and the Time Variables

We review the relation between spacetime geometries with trace-torsion fields, the so-called Riemann–Cartan–Weyl (RCW) geometries, and their associated Brownian motions. In this setting, the drift vector field is the metric conjugate of the trace-torsion one-form, and the laplacian defined by the RCW connection is the differential generator of the Brownian motions. We extend this to the state-space of non-relativistic quantum mechanics and discuss the relation between a non-canonical quantum RCW geometry in state-space associated with the gradient of the quantum-mechanical expectation value of a self-adjoint operator given by the generalized laplacian operator defined by a RCW geometry. We discuss the reduction of the wave function in terms of a RCW quantum geometry in state-space. We characterize the Schroedinger equation in terms of the RCW geometries and Brownian motions. Thus, in this work, the Schroedinger field is a torsion generating field, both for the linear and non-linear cases. We discuss the problem of the many times variables and the relation with dissipative processes, and the role of time as an active field, following Kozyrev and a recent experiment in non-relativistic quantum systems. We associate the Hodge dual of the drift vector field with a possible angular-momentum source for the phenomenae observed by Kozyrev.

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Rapoport, D.L. Torsion Fields, Cartan–Weyl Space–Time and State-Space Quantum Geometries, their Brownian Motions, and the Time Variables. Found Phys 37, 813–854 (2007).

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  • quantum geometries
  • torsion fields
  • active time
  • Brownian motions
  • wave-function reduction
  • Schroedinger equation