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B Can quantum mechanics be derived from deeper principles?

  1. Oct 23, 2016 #1
    Can quantum mechanics be derived from deeper principles?

    For example, special relativity results directly from the fact that the speed of light is the same for all reference frames. Conservation laws of momentum and energy come from certain symmetries of space and time.

    Does quantum mechanics result from some symmetry or from some deeper law of nature? Can Schrodinger's Equation be derived theoretically from a deeper principle?
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2016 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Short answer: nobody knows.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2016 #3

    PeterDonis

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    Which is really all that can be said in a PF discussion of this topic. Thread closed.
     
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