Gleason-Type Theorems from Cauchy’s Functional Equation

  title={Gleason-Type Theorems from Cauchy’s Functional Equation},
  author={Victoria J Wright and Stefan Weigert},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
Gleason-type theorems derive the density operator and the Born rule formalism of quantum theory from the measurement postulate, by considering additive functions which assign probabilities to measurement outcomes. Additivity is also the defining property of solutions to Cauchy’s functional equation. This observation suggests an alternative proof of the strongest known Gleason-type theorem, based on techniques used to solve functional equations. 

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