Ontological Foundations of the Variational Principles and the Path Integral Formalism

Por • 3 oct, 2019 • Sección: Leyes

Vladislav Terekhovich

In this paper, I consider the issue of how two mathematical models of modern physics, the variational principles and the quantum path integral formalism, relate to reality. I assume that the observed phenomena are consistent with the calculations because both of these models have some common ontological foundations. According to the hypothesis of the summation of coexisting alternative possibilities, at the quantum level, the system at once moves along all histories that possible in given boundary conditions. The actual history is a mere result of the summation of all these alternative possible histories. This resultant history differs from others with the minimal action and maximal probability. I observe this history as a macroscopic trajectory of the system.

arXiv:1909.10064v1 [physics.hist-ph]

History and Philosophy of Physics (physics.hist-ph); Quantum Physics (quant-ph)

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