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**Information-based physics, influence, and forces.**
*(English)*
Zbl 1483.94022

Mohammad-Djafari, Ali (ed.) et al., Bayesian inference and maximum entropy methods in science and engineering (MaxEnt 2014), Clos Lucé, Amboise, France, September 21–26, 2014. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics (AIP). AIP Conf. Proc. 1641, 538-547 (2015).

Summary: In recent works, Knuth and Bahreyni have demonstrated that the concepts of space and time are emergent in a coarse-grained model of direct particle-particle influence. In addition, Knuth demonstrated that observer-made inferences regarding the free particle, which is defined as a particle that influences others, but is not itself influenced, result in a situation identical to the Feynman checkerboard model of the Dirac equation. This suggests that the same theoretical framework that gives rise to an emergent spacetime is consistent with quantum mechanics. In this paper, we begin to explore the effect of influence on the emergent properties of a particle. This initial study suggests that when a particle is influenced, it is interpreted as accelerating in a manner consistent with special relativity implying that, at least in this situation, influence can be conceived of as a force.

For the entire collection see [Zbl 1470.00021].

For the entire collection see [Zbl 1470.00021].

### MSC:

94A15 | Information theory (general) |

81P10 | Logical foundations of quantum mechanics; quantum logic (quantum-theoretic aspects) |