Quantum Theory and Gravitation

Quantum Theory and Gravitation

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: A Marlow
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157971

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Quantum Theory and Gravitation provides information pertinent to quantum theory and general relativity. This book defines the problem areas and presents specific solutions to problems in relativity or quantum theory. Organized into 17 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the concept of pregeometry wherein the geometry of space and space time are based. This text then explores the restriction to real amplitude in photon polarization experiment, which appears in the fact that the elliptical polarizations are not included as possibilities. Other chapters consider the primary role that space-time models play in the expression of physical theories. This book discusses as well the basic structure of an axiomatic model for a fully relativistic quantum theory, which consists of four axioms imposed on an operational quantum logical universe of discourse. The final chapter describes the relationships between certain areas of mathematics and the developments in theoretical physics. Physicists, mathematicians, and researchers will find this book useful.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors

    Preface

    Pregeometry: Motivations and Prospects

    Information is Maximized in Photon Polarization Measurements

    Roles of Space-Time Models

    An Axiomatic General Relativistic Quantum Theory

    An Extended Quantum Mechanical Embedding Theorem

    Quantum Logic and Quantum Mappings

    Bohr-Sommerfeld Quantization in General Relativity and Other Nonlinear Field and Particle Theories

    Concerning Canonical Quantization of Gravitation Theory

    New Directions in Relativity and Quantization of Manifolds

    The Origin of Mass of Elementary Particles

    Quantum Interference and the Gravitational Field

    Geometrization of Gauge Fields

    Physical States and Renormalized Observables in Quantum Field Theories with External Gravity

    Quantum Aspects of Geometrodynamics

    On the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanical Scattering Measurements

    Kaluza and Klein's Five-Dimensional Relativity

    Modern Mathematical Techniques in Theoretical Physics


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  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157971

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A Marlow

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