PhilSci Archive

On the Choice of Algebra for Quantization

Feintzeig, Benjamin H. (2016) On the Choice of Algebra for Quantization. [Preprint]

WarningThere is a more recent version of this item available.
[img]
Preview
Text
choice-algebra-quantization (1).pdf

Download (257kB) | Preview

Abstract

In this paper, I examine the relationship between physical quantities and physical states in quantum theories. I argue against the claim made by Arageorgis (1995) that the approach to interpreting quantum theories known as Algebraic Imperialism allows for "too many states". I prove a result establishing that the Algebraic Imperialist has very general resources that she can employ to change her abstract algebra of quantities in order to rule out unphysical states.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Feintzeig, Benjamin H.bfeintze@uw.edu
Keywords: quantization, algebraic quantum theory, Algebraic Imperialism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Benjamin Feintzeig
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 14:36
Item ID: 12719
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12719

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item