Foundations of Physics

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 301–326 | Cite as

The instrumental complexity of states

  • George Svetlichny


We apply a formalism developed previously to study the notion of the complexity of states in a general statistical theory. We identify the extreme points of the instrument sets as those instruments that view an intrinsic complexity of states and are uncontaminated by stochastic contributions of the experimenter. Various notions of entropy of a state are investigated.


Entropy Statistical Theory Extreme Point Intrinsic Complexity Instrumental Complexity 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Svetlichny
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  1. 1.Departmento de MatemáticaPontificia Universidade CatólicaRio de JaneiroBrazil

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