# Entropic quantization of scalar fields

## Abstract

Entropic Dynamics is an information-based framework that seeks to derive the laws of physics as an application of the methods of entropic inference. The dynamics is derived by maximizing an entropy subject to constraints that represent the physically relevant information that the motion is continuous and non-dissipative. Here we focus on the quantum theory of scalar fields. We provide an entropic derivation of Hamiltonian dynamics and using concepts from information geometry derive the standard quantum field theory in the Schrödinger representation.

- Authors:

- Department of Physics, University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, NY 12222 (United States)

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 22390867

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Resource Relation:
- Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1641; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: MAXENT 2014: Conference on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Clos Luce, Amboise (France), 21-26 Sep 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ENTROPY; GEOMETRY; HAMILTONIANS; INFORMATION; LIMITING VALUES; QUANTIZATION; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SCALAR FIELDS; SCHROEDINGER PICTURE

### Citation Formats

```
Ipek, Selman, and Caticha, Ariel.
```*Entropic quantization of scalar fields*. United States: N. p., 2015.
Web. doi:10.1063/1.4905997.

```
Ipek, Selman, & Caticha, Ariel.
```*Entropic quantization of scalar fields*. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4905997.

```
Ipek, Selman, and Caticha, Ariel. Tue .
"Entropic quantization of scalar fields". United States.
doi:10.1063/1.4905997.
```

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@article{osti_22390867,
```

title = {Entropic quantization of scalar fields},

author = {Ipek, Selman and Caticha, Ariel},

abstractNote = {Entropic Dynamics is an information-based framework that seeks to derive the laws of physics as an application of the methods of entropic inference. The dynamics is derived by maximizing an entropy subject to constraints that represent the physically relevant information that the motion is continuous and non-dissipative. Here we focus on the quantum theory of scalar fields. We provide an entropic derivation of Hamiltonian dynamics and using concepts from information geometry derive the standard quantum field theory in the Schrödinger representation.},

doi = {10.1063/1.4905997},

journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},

number = 1,

volume = 1641,

place = {United States},

year = {Tue Jan 13 00:00:00 EST 2015},

month = {Tue Jan 13 00:00:00 EST 2015}

}

DOI: 10.1063/1.4905997

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