Accession Number:

AD0646571

Title:

QUANTUM THEORY OF MEASUREMENT IN RELATION TO A GENERAL THEORY OF OBSERVATION AND CONTROL.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Jul 65-31 Jun 66,

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MASS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Part I discusses the unsolved logical problems of quantum mechanics insofar as they affect its interpretation as a theory of observation and control. In particular the notion of interpretive sets is introduced as a way of avoiding the strong atomicity postulate which is considered to be the essential source of these difficulties. A basic postulate underlying the theory of physical measurement is then that these sets satisfy a certain three-way symmetry principle. Part II is concerned with the consequences of this principle Triality for a semi-classical field theory, that is one that does not make explicit use of interpretive sets. It is indicated in Part I that a full development of this theory would require a sheaf-theoretic approach, where the geometric structure is supported by an algebraic one. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE