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The Applicability of the Shannon Information in Quantum Mechanics and Zeilinger`s Foundational Principle

Timpson, C. G. (2002) The Applicability of the Shannon Information in Quantum Mechanics and Zeilinger`s Foundational Principle. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Recently, Brukner and Zeilinger have presented a number of arguments suggesting that the Shannon information is not well defined as a measure of information in quantum mechanics. If established, this result would be highly significant, as the Shannon information is fundamental to the way we think about information not only in classical but also in quantum information theory. On consideration, however, these arguments are found unsuccessful; I go on to suggest how they might be arising as a consequence of Zeilinger`s proposed foundational principle for quantum mechanics.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Quantum Mechanics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Program Committee
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1100
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1100

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