Scott Continuity in Generalized Probabilistic Theories

  title={Scott Continuity in Generalized Probabilistic Theories},
  author={Robert Furber},
Scott continuity is a concept from domain theory that had an unexpected previous life in the theory of von Neumann algebras. Scott-continuous states are known as normal states, and normal states are exactly the states coming from density matrices. Given this, and the usefulness of Scott continuity in domain theory, it is natural to ask whether this carries over to generalized probabilistic theories. We show that the answer is no - there are infinite-dimensional convex sets for which the set of… 

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