A Dynamic-Logical Perspective on Quantum Behavior

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A Dynamic-Logical Perspective on Quantum Behavior
In this paper we show how recent concepts from Dynamic Logic, and in particular from Dynamic Epistemic logic, can be used to model and interpret quantum behavior. Our main thesis is that all the non-classical properties of quantum systems are explainable in terms of the non-classical flow of quantum information. We give a logical analysis of quantum measurements (formalized using modal operators) as triggers for quantum information flow, and we compare them with other logical operators previously used to model various forms of classical information flow: the "test" operator from Dynamic Logic, the "announcement" operator from Dynamic Epistemic Logic and the "revision" operator from Belief Revision theory. The main points stressed in our investigation are the following: (1) The perspective and the techniques of "logical dynamics" are useful for understanding quantum information flow. (2) Quantum mechanics does not require any modification of the ...
Alexandru Baltag, Sonja Smets
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Authors Alexandru Baltag, Sonja Smets
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