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This book presents the deterministic view of quantum mechanics developed by Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft.
Dissatisfied with the uncomfortable gaps in the way conventional quantum mechanics meshes with the classical world, 't Hooft has revived the old hidden variable ideas, but now in a much more systematic way than usual. In this, quantum mechanics is viewed as a tool rather than a theory.The book presents examples of models that are classical in essence, but can be analysed by the use of quantum techniques, and argues that even the Standard Model, together with gravitational interactions, might be viewed as a quantum mechanical approach to analysing a system that could be classical at its core. He shows how this approach, even though it is based on hidden variables, can be plausibly reconciled with Bell's theorem, and how the usual objections voiced against the idea of ‘superdeterminism' can be overcome, at least in principle.
This framework elegantly explains - and automatically cures - the problems of the wave function collapse and the measurement problem. Even the existence of an “arrow of time" can perhaps be explained in a more elegant way than usual. As well as reviewing the author’s earlier work in the field, the book also contains many new observations and calculations. It provides stimulating reading for all physicists working on the foundations of quantum theory.
- Book Title The Cellular Automaton Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
- Series Title Fundamental Theories of Physics
- Series Abbreviated Title Fundamental Theor. Physics
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41285-6
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
- License CC BY
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-41284-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82314-0
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41285-6
- Series ISSN 0168-1222
- Series E-ISSN 2365-6425
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVIII, 298
- Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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