The Emerging Quantum

The Physics Behind Quantum Mechanics

  • Luis de la Peña
  • Ana María Cetto
  • Andrea Valdés Hernández

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 1-31
  3. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 33-66
  4. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 67-93
  5. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 95-149
  6. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 151-193
  7. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 195-235
  8. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 237-265
  9. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 267-307
  10. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 309-330
  11. Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, Andrea Valdés Hernández
    Pages 331-345
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 347-366

About this book

Introduction

This monograph presents the latest findings from a long-term research project intended to identify the physics behind Quantum Mechanics. A fundamental theory for quantum mechanics is constructed from first physical principles, revealing quantization as an emergent phenomenon arising from a deeper stochastic process.
As such, it offers the vibrant community working on the foundations of quantum mechanics an alternative contribution open to discussion.
The book starts with a critical summary of the main conceptual problems that still beset quantum mechanics.  The basic consideration is then introduced that any material system is an open system in permanent contact with the random zero-point radiation field, with which it may reach a state of equilibrium. Working from this basis, a comprehensive and self-consistent theoretical framework is then developed. The pillars of the quantum-mechanical formalism are derived, as well as the radiative corrections of nonrelativistic QED, while revealing the underlying physical mechanisms. The genesis of some of the central features of quantum theory is elucidated, such as atomic stability, the spin of the electron, quantum fluctuations, quantum nonlocality, and entanglement.
The theory developed here reaffirms fundamental scientific principles such as realism, causality, locality and objectivity.

Keywords

De Broglie-Bohm Theory Emergence of Quantization Fokker-Planck Equation Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Quantum Entanglement Quantum Fluctuations Quantum Nonlocality Quantum Trajectory Stochastic Quantum Mechanics Zero-point Field

Authors and affiliations

  • Luis de la Peña
    • 1
  • Ana María Cetto
    • 2
  • Andrea Valdés Hernández
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Fisica Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexicoMexico
  2. 2.Instituto de Fisica Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexicoMexico
  3. 3.Instituto de Fisica Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexicoMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07893-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07892-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07893-9
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