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On Quantum Conditional Probability

Guerra Bobo, Isabel (2013) On Quantum Conditional Probability. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 28 (1). pp. 115-137. ISSN 2171-679X

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We argue that quantum theory does not allow for a generalization of the notion of classical conditional probability by showing that the probability defined by the Lüders rule, standardly interpreted in the literature as the quantum-mechanical conditionalization rule,
cannot be interpreted as such.

Argumentamos que la teoría cuántica no admite una generalización de la noción clásica de probabilidad condicionada. Mostramos que la probabilidad definida por la regla de Lüders, interpretada generalmente como la regla de condicionalización mecánico-cuántica, no puede ser interpretada como tal.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Guerra Bobo, Isabel
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: quantum mechanics; quantum probability; conditional probability; Lüders rule; projection postulate; conceptual change; mecánica cuántica; probabilidad cuántica; probabilidad condicionada; regla de Lüders; postulado de proyección; cambio conceptual
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Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 21:10
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 21:10
Item ID: 10191
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.5682
Date: February 2013
Page Range: pp. 115-137
Volume: 28
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X

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