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# Quantum Mechanics as a Theory of Probability

@inproceedings{Pitowsky2005QuantumMA, title={Quantum Mechanics as a Theory of Probability}, author={Itamar Pitowsky}, year={2005} }

- Published 2005

We develop and defend the thesis that the Hilbert space formalism of quantum mechanics is a new theory of probability. The theory, like its classical counterpart, consists of an algebra of events, and the probability measures de
ned on it. The construction proceeds in the following steps: (a) Axioms for the algebra of events are introduced following Birkho¤ and von Neumann. All axioms, except the one that expresses the uncertainty principle, are shared with the classical event space. The only… CONTINUE READING