The Quantum Closet

  • Alon E. Faraggi
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 111)


The equivalence postulate approach to quantum mechanics entails a derivation of quantum mechanics from a fundamental geometrical principle. Underlying the formalism there exists a basic cocycle condition, which is invariant under D-dimensional finite Möbius transformations. The invariance of the cocycle condition under finite Möbius transformations implies that space is compact. Additionally, it implies energy quantisation and the undefinability of quantum trajectories. I argue that the decompactification limit coincides with the classical limit. Evidence for the compactness of the universe may exist in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.


Quantum Mechanic Quadratic Differential Jacobi Equation Inhomogeneous Term Quantum Trajectory 
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I thank Marco Matone for discussions and Subir Sarkar and Theoretical Physics Department at the University of Oxford for hospitality. This work is supported in part by the STFC (PP/D000416/1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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