Quantum Cybernetics

Toward a Unification of Relativity and Quantum Theory via Circularly Causal Modeling

Authors: Grössing, Gerhard

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Some 350 years ago, in his Discorsi e Dimostrationi Matematici [Galilei], Galileo Galilei discussed whether or not light propagated with a finite though very high velocity, or with infinite speed, instantaneously. The ques­ tion was an open one then, with prominent proponents for either position. For example, Rene Descartes argued on philosophical grounds that light dispersed itself into all of space instantaneously, whereas Galileo was more inclined toward the idea of a finite velocity. In fact, he even reported about an early experiment, which, however, would have to be refined and per­ 1 formed again to reach a definite conclusion. "Sagredo: ... However, of which kind, and how high might we estimate the velocity of light? Is the appearance instantaneous, momentaneous, or, like other movements, temporal? Could one decide this experimentally? Simplicio: Daily experience teaches us, that the spreading of light be instantaneous; if in a large distance the artillery per­ forms shooting exercises, we see the glare of the flame without the ear perceives the sound only after some time delay, while considerable time.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Return of the Aether

    Grössing, Gerhard

    Pages 1-8

  • Quantum Theory and the Special Theory of Relativity

    Grössing, Gerhard

    Pages 9-47

  • Quantum Cybernetics

    Grössing, Gerhard

    Pages 49-85

  • Experiments

    Grössing, Gerhard

    Pages 87-111

  • Gravity as a Pure Quantum Phenomenon: Mach’s Principle Revisited

    Grössing, Gerhard

    Pages 113-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Cybernetics
Book Subtitle
Toward a Unification of Relativity and Quantum Theory via Circularly Causal Modeling
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1296-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1296-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98960-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7083-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 153
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