An effect-theoretic reconstruction of quantum theory

@article{Wetering2019AnER,
  title={An effect-theoretic reconstruction of quantum theory},
  author={J. V. D. Wetering},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  year={2019},
  volume={1},
  pages={1-27}
}
  • J. V. D. Wetering
  • Published 2019
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
  • An often used model for quantum theory is to associate to every physical system a C*-algebra. From a physical point of view it is unclear why operator algebras would form a good description of nature. In this paper, we find a set of physically meaningful assumptions such that any physical theory satisfying these assumptions must embed into the category of finite-dimensional C*-algebras. These assumptions were originally introduced in the setting of effectus theory, a categorical logical… CONTINUE READING
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