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Probability and Curvature in Physics

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Probability concept in physics entered into statistical physics and quantum physics by molecules kinematics; and curvature concept in physics as applying differential geometry to physics, entered into analytical mechanics long ago. Along with introducing space-time curvature concept into general relativity, curvature concept became more important; gauge field theory regards field intensity as curvature of fibre bundles. Curvature concept in quantum mechanics germinated from original derivation of Schrodinger equation; catastrophe scientist Rene Thom advanced curvature interpretations of ψ function and entropy according to differential geometry. Guoqiu Zhao advanced curvature interpretation of quantum mechanics; this new interpretation made relativity theory and quantum mechanics more harmonious, and regarded ψ function as a curvature function. So far Zhao’s quantum curvature interpretation is nearest to Schrodinger’s scientific thought and Einstein’s physics ideal.

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Wu, X. (2015) Probability and Curvature in Physics. Journal of Modern Physics, 6, 2191-2197. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2015.615222.

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