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Some Comments on the Problem of Decoherence
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry.
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, ISSN 0020-7608, E-ISSN 1097-461X, Vol. 111, no 2, 215-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We consider a universally valid superposition principle derived from a general complex symmetric ansatz. The approach concerns open, dissipative systems and its significance for the examination and analysis of system-environment correlations. In particular, we discuss the concept of decoherence in the ensuing fundamental operator equations, incorporating simultaneously holistic and classical regimes. Despite its reductionist character, the theory applies to both micro-and macroscopic systems. Examples are drawn from general relativity, for example, the law of light deflection, the gravitational redshift, the time delay and the perihelion motion of Mercury, and from the macroscopic domain, for example, the emergence of selforganization in complicated enough systems. The preceding portrayal commends autonomicity and provides legitimate concepts of central importance in biological organization and artificial intelligence.

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2011. Vol. 111, no 2, 215-224 p.
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system-environment correlations, self-referential systems, decoherence, gravitational redshift, time delay, perihelion motion, biological organization
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Chemical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-143671DOI: 10.1002/qua.22737ISI: 000285311400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-143671DiVA: diva2:390965
Available from: 2011-01-24 Created: 2011-01-24 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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