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Probing The Meaning Of Quantum Mechanics: Superpositions, Dynamics, Semantics And Identity

Probing The Meaning Of Quantum Mechanics: Superpositions, Dynamics, Semantics And Identity


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This book provides an interdisciplinary approach to one of the most fascinating and important open questions in science: What is quantum mechanics really talking about? In the last decades quantum mechanics has given rise to a new quantum technological era, a revolution taking place today especially within the field of quantum information processing; which goes from quantum teleportation and cryptography to quantum computation. Quantum theory is probably our best confirmed physical theory. However, in spite of its great empirical effectiveness it stands today still without a universally accepted physical representation that allows us to understand its relation to the world and reality.The novelty of the book comes from the multiple perspectives put forward by top researchers in quantum mechanics, from Europe as well as North and South America, discussing the meaning and structure of the theory of quanta. The book comprises in a balanced manner physical, philosophical, logical and mathematical approaches to quantum mechanics and quantum information. Going from quantum superpositions and entanglement to dynamics and the problem of identity; from quantum logic, computation and quasi-set theory to the category approach and teleportation; from realism and empiricism to operationalism and instrumentalism; the book considers from different angles some of the most intriguing questions in the field.From Buenos Aires to Brussels and Cagliari, from Florence to Florianópolis, the interaction between different groups is reflected in the many different articles. This book is interesting not only to the specialists but also to the general public attempting to get a grasp on some of the most fundamental questions of present quantum physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789813146273
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 On the Notion of Truth in Quantum Mechanics: A Category-Theoretic Standpoint V. Karakostas E. Zafiris 1

2 A Logical Account of Quantum Superpositions D. Krause J. R. B. Arenhart 44

3 Mixing Categories and Modal Logics in the Quantum Setting G. Cinà 60

4 Binary Gates in Three Valued Quantum Computational Logics G. Sergioli A. Ledda R. Giuntini 76

5 The GTR-Model: A Universal Framework for Quantum-Like Measurements D. Aerts M. S. de Bianchi 91

6 'Probabilistic Knowledge' as 'Objective Knowledge' in Quantum Mechanics: Potential Immanent Powers Instead of Actual Properties C. de Ronde 141

7 On When a Semantics is not a Good Semantics: The Algebraisation of Orthomodular Logic T. Kowalski F. Paoli R. Giuntini 179

8 Von Neumann, Empiricism and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics O. Bueno 192

9 The Born Rule and Free Will: Why Libertarian Agent-Causal Free Will is Not "Antiscientific" R. E. Kastner 231

10 Fuzzy Approach for CNOT Gate in Quantum Computation with Mixed States G. Sergioli H. Freytes 244

11 A Modal Logic of Indiscernibility D. Krause J. R. B. Arenhart P. Merlussi 259

12 The Possibility of a New Metaphysics for Quantum Mechanics from Meinong's Theory of Objects M. Graffigna 280

13 Entanglement of Formation for Werner States and Isotropic States via Logical Gates C. Bertini M. L. D. Chiara R. Leporini 308

14 Time, Chance and Quantum Theory A. Sudbery 324

15 A Topos Theoretic Framework for Paraconsistent Quantum Theory B. Eva 340

16 A Possible Solution to the Second Entanglement Paradox D. Aerts M. S. de Bianchi 351

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