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Quantum Logic and Quantum Probability

  • Enrico G. Beltrametti
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Abstract

By events, or yes-no experiments, pertaining to some physical system we understand the physical quantities, or observables, that admit only two outcomes. Since the 1936 seminal work of G. Birkhoff and J. Neumann [4] it is recognized that, in the framework of physical systems exhibiting a quantum behaviour, the algebraic structure associated to the events is not an algebraic model of classical logic, it is the algebraic model of a new logic, to be called quantum logic. This fact outlines a deep departure from the realm of classical physics where the events pertaining to a physical system carry the structure of a Boolean algebra, hence an algebraic model of classical logic. In Sect. 2 we shall review the structure of the events of classical and of quantum events and we will recall the main branching point.

Keywords

Probability Measure Boolean Algebra Classical Logic Quantum Logic Algebraic Model 
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