Glafka 2004: Spacetime Topology from the Tomographic Histories Approach

Ioannis Raptis, Petros Wallden, RomànR. Zapatrin

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Abstract

The tomographic histories approach is presented. As an inverse problem, we recover in an operational way the effective topology of the extended configuration space of a system. This means that from a series of experiments we get a set of points corresponding to events. The difference between effective and actual topology is drawn. We deduce the topology of the extended configuration space of a non-relativistic system, using certain concepts from the consistent histories approach to Quantum Mechanics, such as the notion of a record. A few remarks about the case of a relativistic system, preparing the ground for a forthcoming paper sequel to this, are made in the end.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1589-1611
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006

Keywords

  • spacetime topology
  • consistent histories
  • causal sets
  • classical and quantum gravity

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