# 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

# Descriptors:

# Subject Categories:

- Operations Research
- Quantum Theory and Relativity