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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|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|
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