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All The Physical World As Mathematical: Physical Entity as Quantum Information

EasyChair Preprint no. 3311

16 pagesDate: May 2, 2020


Quantum mechanics was reformulated as an information theory involving a generalized kind of information, namely quantum information, in the end of the last century.Quantum mechanics is the most fundamental physical theory referring to all claiming to be physical. Any physical entity turns out to be quantum information in the final analysis. A quantum bit is the unit of quantum information, and it is a generalization of the unit of classical information, a bit, as well as the quantum information itself is a generalization of classical information. Classical information refers to finite series or sets while quantum information, to infinite ones. Quantum information as well as classical information is a dimensionless quantity. Quantum information can be considered as a “bridge” between the mathematical and physical. The standard and common scientific epistemology grants the gap between the mathematical models and physical reality. The conception of truth as adequacy is what is able to transfer “over” that gap. One should explain how quantum information being a continuous transition between the physical and mathematical may refer to truth as adequacy and thus to the usual scientific epistemology and methodology. If it is the overall substance of anything claiming to be physical, one can question how different and dimensional physical quantities appear. Quantum information can be discussed as the counterpart of action. Quantum information is what is conserved, action is what is changed in virtue of the fundamental theorems of Noether (1918). The gap between mathematical models and physical reality, needing truth as adequacy to be overcome, is substituted by the openness of choice. That openness in turn can be interpreted as the openness of the present as a different concept of truth recollecting
Heidegger’s one as “unconcealment” (ἀλήθεια).

Keyphrases: Heidegger's Aletheia, physical entity, quantum information, theorems of Noether (1918), unity of mathematics and physics

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  author = {Vasil Penchev},
  title = {All The Physical World As Mathematical: Physical Entity as Quantum Information},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3311},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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