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Bosonic Field Equations from an Exact Uncertainty Principle

Hall, Michael; Kumar, Kailash; Reginatto, Marcel

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A Hamiltonian formalism is used to describe ensembles of fields in terms of two canonically conjugate functional (one being the field probability density). The postulate that a classical ensemble is subject to nonclassical fluctuations of the field momentum density, of a strength determined solely by the field uncertainty, is shown to lead to a unique modification of the ensemble Hamiltonian. The modified equations of motion are equivalent to the quantum equations for a bosonic field, and thus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/87812
Source: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
DOI: 10.1088/0305-4470/36/37/313

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