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A note on information theoretic characterizations of physical theories

Halvorson, Hans (2003) A note on information theoretic characterizations of physical theories. [Preprint]

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Clifton, Bub, and Halvorson [Foundations of Physics 33, 1561 (2003)] have recently argued that quantum theory is characterized by its satisfaction of three information-theoretic axioms. However, it is not difficult to construct apparent counterexamples to the CBH characterization theorem. In this paper, we discuss the limits of the characterization theorem, and we provide some technical tools for checking whether a theory (specified in terms of the convex structure of its state space) falls within these limits.

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Item Type: Preprint
Halvorson, Hans
Keywords: algebraic quantum theory, quantum information theory, bit commitment, cloning
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Hans Halvorson
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2003
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1520

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