Epistemic Processes: A Basis for Statistics and Quantum Theory (Paperback)Inge S. Helland (author)
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This book discusses a link between statistical theory and quantum theory based on the concept of epistemic processes - which can be e.g. statistical investigations or quantum mechanical measurements, and refer to processes that are used to gain knowledge about something. The book addresses a range of topics, including a derivation of the Born formula from reasonable assumptions, a derivation of the Schroedinger equation in the one-dimensional case, and a discussion of the Bell inequality from an epistemic perspective. The book describes a possible epistemic foundation of quantum theory. Lastly, it presents a general philosophical discussion of the approach, which, principally speaking, is not restricted to the micro-world. Hence the book can also be seen as a motivation for further research into quantum decision theory and quantum models for cognition. The book will benefit a broad readership, including physicists and statisticians interested in the foundation of their disciplines, philosophers of science and graduate students, and anyone with a reasonably good background in mathematics and an open mind.
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages: 164
Weight: 291 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
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