A connection between Minkowski and galilean space-times in quantum mechanics

Relativistic quantum theories are equipped with a background Minkowski spacetime and non-relativistic quantum theories with a Galilean space-time. Traditional investigations have distinguished their distinct space-time structures and have examined ways in which relativistic theories become sufficiently like Galilean theories in a low velocity approximation or limit. A different way to look at their relationship is to see that both kinds of theories are special cases of a certain five-dimensional generalization involving no limiting procedures or approximations. When one compares them, striking features emerge that bear on philosophical questions, including the ontological status of the wave function and time reversal invariance
Keywords space-time  Minkowski spacetime  Galilean spacetime  quantum mechanics  Kaluza-Klein  Temporal Asymmetry  geometric algebra
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DOI 10.1080/02698590903467093
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