Quantum Social Science

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 17, 2013 - Science - 279 pages
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Written by world experts in the foundations of quantum mechanics and its applications to social science, this book shows how elementary quantum mechanical principles can be applied to decision-making paradoxes in psychology and used in modelling information in finance and economics. The book starts with a thorough overview of some of the salient differences between classical, statistical and quantum mechanics. It presents arguments on why quantum mechanics can be applied outside of physics and defines quantum social science. The issue of the existence of quantum probabilistic effects in psychology, economics and finance is addressed and basic questions and answers are provided. Aimed at researchers in economics and psychology, as well as physics, basic mathematical preliminaries and elementary concepts from quantum mechanics are defined in a self-contained way.
 

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Contents

all in one OIOUJUJ
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statistical physics and social science
37
a nonmathematical motivation
54
Vector calculus and other mathematical preliminaries
71
Basic elements of quantum mechanics
84
Basic elements of Bohmian mechanics
102
A brief overvieW
113
Interference effects in psychology an introduction
124
A quantumlike model of decision making
155
Financialeconomic theory in crisis
173
Bohmian mechanics in finance and economics
184
Other applications to economicfinancial theory
192
Neurophysiological sources of quantumlike processing in the brain
237
Conclusion
263
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Emmanuel Haven is a Professor at the School of Management, University of Leicester. He has published numerous articles in a variety of fields such as operations research, economics and finance.

Andrei Khrennikov is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Linnaeus University, Sweden, and Director of the International Center for Mathematical Modelling in Physics, Engineering, Economics, and Cognitive Science.

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