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Quantum models of space-time based on recoupling theory

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Models of geometry that are intrinsically quantum-mechanical in nature arise from the recoupling theory of space-time symmetry groups. Roger Penrose constructed such a model from SU(2) recoupling in his theory of spin networks; he showed that spin measurements in a classical limit are necessarily consistent with a three-dimensional Euclidian vector space. T. Regge and G. Ponzano expressed the semi-classical limit of this spin model in a form resembling a path integral of the Einstein-Hil...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Publication date:
1984
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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