Information measures for inferring quantum mechanics

  title={Information measures for inferring quantum mechanics},
  author={Rajesh R. Parwani},
  journal={Journal of Physics A},
  • R. Parwani
  • Published 31 August 2004
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics A
Starting from the Hamilton–Jacobi equation describing a classical ensemble, one may infer a quantum dynamics using the principle of maximum uncertainty. That procedure requires an appropriate measure of uncertainty. Such a measure is constructed here from physically motivated constraints. It leads to a unique single parameter extension of the classical dynamics that is equivalent to the usual linear quantum mechanics. 

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