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Quantum mechanics and the special and general theory of relativity
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry.
2008 (English)In: Advances in Quantum Chemistry, Vol 54: DV-X Alpha for Industrial-Academic Cooperation, 2008, 115-132 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The old dilemma of quantum mechanics versus the theory of relativity is reconsidered. A first principles relativistically invariant theory will be provided through a model, which is basically quantum mechanical. Moreover, by analytically extending quantum mechanics into the complex plane, it is possible to include dynamical features such as time-, length-, and temperature-scales into the theory. The flexibility of including complex symmetric interactions will in the same way support a transition from firmly quantum mechanical non-local behaviour to a decidedly classical-local appearance. Furthermore, the extended formulation gives rise to so-called Jordan blocks. They will be shown to appear logically in the present generalized dynamical picture and a compelling interpretation is microscopic self-organization (MSO). Not only have the manifestation of quantum-thermal correlations, and the emergence of generic time scales been established, but the present viewpoint also appears to throw new light on the age-old problem of quantum mechanics versus relativity. To bring all these ideas together, we will demonstrate that our model (i) displays the simple occurrence of such a degenerate unit, (ii) demonstrates the link with the Klein-Gordon-Dirac relativistic theory and (iii) provides dynamical features of both special and general relativity theory.

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2008. 115-132 p.
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260234DOI: 10.1016/S0065-3276(07)00010-XISI: 000254222500010ISBN: 978-0-12-373926-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260234DiVA: diva2:846738
4th International Conference DV-X(ALPHA) Method, AUG 03-05, 2006, Jeju Isl, SOUTH KOREA
Available from: 2015-08-18 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2015-08-18Bibliographically approved

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