Views, variety and quantum mechanics
Abstract
A nonlocal hidden variables theory for nonrelativisitic quantum theory is presented, which gives a realist completion of quantum mechanics, in the sense of a complete description of individual events. The proposed fundamental theory is an extension of an energetic causal set theory, which assumes that time, events, causal structure, momentum and energy are fundamental. But space and the wave function are emergent. The beables of the theory are the views of the events, which are a subset of their causal pasts. Thus, this theory asserts that the universe is a causal network of events, which consists of partial views of itself as seen by looking backwards from each event. The fundamental dynamics is based on an action whose potential energy is proportional to the variety, which is a measure of the diversity of the views of the events, while the kinetic energy is proportional to its rate of change. The Schroedinger equation is derived to leading order in an expansion in density of the events of the fundamental histories. To higher order, there are computable corrections, nonlinear in the wave function, from which new physical effects may be predicted.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 2021
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2105.03539
 Bibcode:
 2021arXiv210503539S
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 27 papes, no figures