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Non-locality and gauge freedom in Deutsch and Hayden's formulation of quantum mechanics

Wallace, David and Timpson, Chris (2005) Non-locality and gauge freedom in Deutsch and Hayden's formulation of quantum mechanics. [Preprint]

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        Abstract

        Deutsch and Hayden have proposed an alternative formulation of quantum mechanics which is completely local. We argue that their proposal must be understood as having a form of `gauge freedom' according to which mathematically distinct states are physically equivalent. Once this gauge freedom is taken into account, their formulation is no longer local.


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        Item Type: Preprint
        Keywords: non-locality gauge freedom Deutsch-Hayden representation
        Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
        Depositing User: David Wallace
        Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2005
        Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
        Item ID: 2236
        URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2236

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