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I'm at Temple University as a postdoc, studying geometry and topology. I support research for congenital muscular dystrophy (curecmd.org) and I'm a Mormon.


Feb
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comment Is basic quantum mechanics mathematically as robust a theory as special relativity?
I found this paper:journals.aps.org/prd/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevD.31.1341 It has a section on uniqueness of quantum mechanics, but I don't understand the paper well enough to distill the axiomatic assumptions that are used (in particular, I do not understand what they mean by a complementary structure).
Feb
25
comment Is basic quantum mechanics mathematically as robust a theory as special relativity?
I saw the argument about special relativity as an exercise in that short relativity book everyone uses in freshman year (I think Wheeler was an author).
Feb
25
comment Is basic quantum mechanics mathematically as robust a theory as special relativity?
This is exactly what I am asking.
Feb
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asked Is basic quantum mechanics mathematically as robust a theory as special relativity?
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comment Linear dependence of magnetic potential on current density
Thank you; what I didn't understand was their use of linear. I thought Jackson was saying that the current density was equal to a matrix composed with the magnetic potential. Thanks for clearing it up!
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