uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Physics from Wholeness: Dynamical Totality as a Conceptual Foundation for Physical Theories
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics.
2005 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Motivated by reductionism's current inability to encompass the quantum theory we explore an indivisible and dynamical wholeness as an underlying foundation for physics. After reviewing the role of wholeness in the quantum theory we set a philosophical background aiming at introducing an ontology, based on a dynamical wholeness. Equipped with the philosophical background we then propose a mathematical realization by representing the dynamics with a non-trivial elementary embedding from the mathematical universe to itself. By letting the embedding interact with itself through application we obtain a left-distributive universal algebra that is isomorphic to special braids. Via the connection between braids and quantum and statistical physics we show that a the mathematical structure obtained from wholeness yields known physics in a special case. In particular we point out the connections to algebras of observables, spin networks, and statistical mechanical models used in solid state physics, such as the Potts model. Furthermore we discuss the general case and there the possibility of interpreting the mathematical structure as a dynamics beyond unitary evolution, where entropy increase is involved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2005. , p. 116
Series
Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1104-232X ; 63
Keywords [en]
Physics, wholeness, elementary embedding, left-distributivity, braids, special braids, entropy, Temperley-Lieb algebra, von Neumann algebra, Potts model
Keywords [sv]
Fysik
National Category
Physical Sciences
Research subject
Solid State Physics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-5915ISBN: 91-554-6310-X (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-5915DiVA, id: diva2:166889
Public defence
2005-09-29, Polhemsalen, Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala, 09:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2005-09-08 Created: 2005-09-08 Last updated: 2009-03-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(803 kB)1919 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 803 kBChecksum MD5
7d8e9c8609d0bca83cd01fecc54e50d1698812272d3c8d383ddf765c44353c973a240f64
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
Buy this publication >>

By organisation
Solid State Physics
Physical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1919 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 4362 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf