Is String Interaction the Origin of Quantum Mechanics?
Itzhak Bars, Dmitry Rychkov
(Submitted on 25 Jul 2014 (v1), last revised 28 Jul 2014 (this version, v2))
String theory developed by demanding consistency with quantum mechanics. In this paper we wish to reverse the reasoning. We pretend open string field theory is a fully consistent definition of the theory - it is at least a self consistent sector. Then we find in its structure that the rules of quantum mechanics emerge from the non-commutative nature of the basic string joining/splitting interactions, thus deriving rather than assuming the quantum commutation rules among the usual canonical quantum variables for all physical systems derivable from open string field theory. Morally we would apply such an argument to M-theory to cover all physics. If string or M-theory theory really underlies all physics, it seems that the door has been opened to an understanding of the origins of quantum mechanics.
Comments: 14 pages, typos corrected in v2
Subjects: High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th); Mathematical Physics (math-ph); Quantum Physics (quant-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:1407.6833 [hep-th]
(or arXiv:1407.6833v2 [hep-th] for this version)
From: Itzhak Bars [view email]
[v1] Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:38:51 GMT (13kb)
[v2] Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:06:57 GMT (13kb)
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