Space-time, relativity and quantum mechanics: In search of a deeper connection

Publication Year:
2013
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9969
Author(s):
Gao, Shan
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It has been shown that the Lorentz transformations in special relativity can be derived in terms of the principle of relativity and certain properties of space and time such as homogeneity. In this paper, we argue that the free Schrodinger equation in quantum mechanics may also be regarded as a consequence of the homogeneity of space and time and the principle of relativity when assuming linearity of time evolution.