Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Interpreting quantum nonlocality as platonic information
by Emerson, James C., M.A., San Jose State University, 2009, 133; 1470997
Abstract (Summary)

The "hidden variables" or "guiding equation" explanation for the measurement of quantum nonlocality (entanglement) effects can be interpreted as instantiation of Platonic information. Because these Bohm-deBroglie principles are already external to the material objects that they theoretically affect, interpreting them as Platonic is feasible.

Taking an approach partially suggested by Quantum Information Theory which views quantum phenomena as sometimes observable-measurable information, this thesis defines hidden variables/guiding equation as information. This approach enables us to bridge the divide between the abstract Platonic realm and the physical world. The unobservable quantum wavefunction collapse is interpreted as Platonic instantiation. At each interaction, the wave function for a quantum system collapses. Instantly, Platonic information is instantiated in the system.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stemwedel, Janet
School: San Jose State University
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy of Science, Science history, Theoretical physics
Publication Number: 1470997
ISBN: 978-1-109-36766-9
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