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Classical mechanics without determinism

Nikolić, Hrvoje
Classical mechanics without determinism // International journal of modern physics D, 19 (2006), 553-566 doi:10.1007/s10701-006-1009-2 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Classical mechanics without determinism

Nikolić, Hrvoje

International journal of modern physics D (0218-2718) 19 (2006); 553-566

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Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Classical mechanics; determinism; nonlinear Schrodinger equation

Classical statistical particle mechanics can be represented by a nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Even without assuming the existence of deterministic particle trajectories, the resulting quantum-like statistical interpretation is sufficient to predict all measurable results of classical mechanics. The usual deterministic particle trajectories existing even when they are not measured play a role of unmeasured hidden variables analogous to the Bohmian hidden variables in ordinary quantum mechanics. It is argued that linearity is a crucial property that allows the formulation of a measurement in terms of an effective wave-function collapse. In the classical case, the wave function that satisfies a linear equation is real, which is the main source of the fundamental difference between classical and quantum mechanics.

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Projekt / tema

Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Hrvoje Nikolić, (229631)

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus