PIRSA:08020037
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Metaphysical deductions and assumptions in quantum and classical physics Speaker(s): PierGianLuca Porta Mana
Abstract: I should like to show how particular mathematical properties can limit our metaphysical choices, by discussing old and new theorems within the statisticalmodel framework of Mielnik, Foulis & Randall, and Holevo, and what these theorems have to say about possible metaphysical models of quantum mechanics. Time permitting, I should also like to show how metaphysical assumptions lead to particular mathematical choices, by discussing how the assumption of space as a relational concept leads to a not widely known frameinvariant formulation of classical pointparticle mechanics by FĂ¶ppl and Zanstra, and related research topics in continuum mechanics and general relativity.
Date: 13/02/2008  4:00 pm
