7. Points of View

  1. Tim Maudlin

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396973.ch7

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, Third Edition

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Maudlin, T. (2011) Points of View, in Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396973.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331264

Online ISBN: 9781444396973

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Keywords:

  • points of view;
  • Relativity, implying speed of light functions in nature - absolute limit;
  • reliable violations of Bell's inequality - not entailing transgression of first two restrictions;
  • Galilean transformations and invariants - physical theory, Galilean transformations;
  • velocities, in Maxwell's equations - interpreted as Absolute Velocities;
  • ether, in a Galilean space-time - no Absolute Velocities, defined;
  • symmetries of space-time, symmetries of vacuum - absence of material fields;
  • quantum field theory, established discipline - motivated by relativistic considerations;
  • any theory, with backwards and forwards causation - not having such a structure;
  • Lorentz invariance, and hyperplane dependence - choice of one hyperplane, not affecting statistical predictions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Galilean Transformations and Galilean Invariants

  • A Brief Preliminary: Why Worry?

  • Lorentz Invariance: Collapse Theories

  • Lorentz Invariance: Hyperplane Dependence

  • Lorentz Invariance: Non-Collapse Theories

  • Choose Your Poison