Publication year: 2016
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The book presents examples of models that are classical in essence, but can be analysed by the use of quantum techniques, and argues that even the Standard Model, together with gravitational interactions, might be viewed as a quantum mechanical approach to analysing a system that could be classical at its core. He shows how this approach, even though it is based on hidden variables, can be plausibly reconciled with Bell's theorem, and how the usual objections voiced against the idea of ‘superdeterminism' can be overcome, at least in principle. This framework elegantly explains - and automatically cures - the problems of the wave function collapse and the measurement problem. Even the existence of an “arrow of time" can perhaps be explained in a more elegant way than usual.
Subject: Physics and Astronomy, Quantum Physics, Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Deterministic quantum mechanics, Cellular automaton theory of quantum physics, 't Hooft interpretation of quantum mechanics, Quantum mechanics as a tool, Superdeterminism in physics, Reconciling Bell's theorem and determinism