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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Quantum Theory: Informational Foundations and Foils

Editors: Chiribella, Giulio, Spekkens, Robert W. (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive book on the informational foundations of quantum mechanics
  • Summarizes the new wave of axiomatic thinking about quantum theory
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • The introduction highlights a unifying conceptual structure
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This book provides the first unified overview of the burgeoning research area at the interface between Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information.  Topics include: operational alternatives to quantum theory, information-theoretic reconstructions of the quantum formalism, mathematical frameworks for operational theories, and device-independent features of the set of quantum correlations.

Powered by the injection of fresh ideas from the field of Quantum Information and Computation, the foundations of Quantum Mechanics are in the midst of a renaissance. The last two decades have seen an explosion of new results and research directions, attracting broad interest in the scientific community. The variety and number of different approaches, however, makes it challenging for a newcomer to obtain a big picture of the field and of its high-level goals. Here, fourteen original contributions from leading experts in the field cover some of the most promising research directions that have emerged in the new wave of quantum foundations. The book is directed at researchers in physics, computer science, and mathematics and would be appropriate as the basis of a graduate course in Quantum Foundations.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chiribella, Giulio (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

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  • Optimal Information Transfer and Real-Vector-Space Quantum Theory

    Wootters, William K.

    Pages 21-43

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  • Almost Quantum Theory

    Schumacher, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 45-81

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  • Quasi-Quantization: Classical Statistical Theories with an Epistemic Restriction

    Spekkens, Robert W.

    Pages 83-135

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  • Information-Theoretic Postulates for Quantum Theory

    Müller, Markus P. (et al.)

    Pages 139-170

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eBook 79,72 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7303-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 98,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7302-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Theory: Informational Foundations and Foils
Editors
  • Giulio Chiribella
  • Robert W. Spekkens
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
181
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7303-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7303-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7302-7
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 528
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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