Quantum Structural Studies: Classical Emergence from the Quantum Level

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9781786341402; 9781786341419
974514753; 965139737; 976405014
Ruth E. Kastner; Jasmina Jeknić-Dugić; George Jaroszkiewicz
World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt; World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.; World Scientific Publishing; World Scientific Publishing Co.
Physics and Astronomy
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The structural aspects of composite quantum systems in the foundation, interpretation and application of quantum theory is an increasingly prominent topic of physics research. As an emerging field, it seeks to understand the origins of the classical world of experience from the quantum level. Quantum Structural Studies presents conceptual fundamentals and mathematical methods for investigating the structuring of quantum systems into subsystems. Split into four sections, the topics covered include the historical and philosophical aspects of quantum structures, specific interpretive approaches and ontologies, and alternative methodological approaches to quantum mechanics. Questions addressed are: Can the classically relevant degrees of freedom (such as the center of mass) be considered physically realistic, and if so, in what sense? In what sense might various emergent structures be relevant for the transition from the quantum description to the classical? Do suggested new approaches describe phenomenology and proposals for new experiments? Specialists, graduate students and researchers seeking an introduction to the field of emergent structures and new directions for research and experimentation can use this book to find up-to-date representative texts and reviews.