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Stochastic-Dynamical Approach to Quantum Mechanics

  • Mikio Namiki
Conference paper
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 24)

Abstract

We mainly discuss the Parisi-Wu stochastic quantization as a possible stochastic-dynamical approach to quantum mechanics, which gives quantum mechanics by thermal equilibrium limit of a hypothetical stochastic process in a new time other than the ordinary time. First we sketch its historical background in which one of the central problems is how to replace or reformulate quantum mechanics with a classical sto-chastic dynamics. After a brief survey of technical merits of the method, we examine a possibility of formulating the stochastic quantization in the Minkowski space-time, and speculate possible roots of the hypothetical stochastic process in the new time.

Keywords

Wigner Function Langevin Equation Quantum Fluctuation Ordinary Time Husimi Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikio Namiki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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