On a supposed conceptual inadequacy of the Shannon information in quantum mechanics

@inproceedings{Timpson2001OnAS,
  title={On a supposed conceptual inadequacy of the Shannon information in quantum mechanics},
  author={Christopher G. Timpson},
  year={2001}
}
  • Christopher G. Timpson
  • Published 2001
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Abstract Recently, Brukner and Zeilinger (Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(17) (2001) 3354) have claimed that the Shannon information is not well defined as a measure of information in quantum mechanics, adducing arguments that seek to show that it is inextricably tied to classical notions of measurement. It is shown here that these arguments do not succeed: the Shannon information does not have problematic ties to classical concepts. In a further argument, Brukner and Zeilinger compare the Shannon… CONTINUE READING

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