The Paradigm of Kinematics and Dynamics Must Yield to Causal Structure

  title={The Paradigm of Kinematics and Dynamics Must Yield to Causal Structure},
  author={Robert W. Spekkens},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • R. Spekkens
  • Published 31 August 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
The distinction between a theory’s kinematics and its dynamics, that is, between the space of physical states it posits and its law of evolution, is central to the conceptual framework of many physicists. A change to the kinematics of a theory, however, can be compensated by a change to its dynamics without empirical consequence, which strongly suggests that these features of the theory, considered separately, cannot have physical significance. It must therefore be concluded (with apologies to… 

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