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Non-Reflexive Quantum Logics

Steven French and Décio Krause

in Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Traditionally by ‘quantum logic’, one understands the study of the lattice of the subspace of Hilbert space. Here, ‘quantum logic’ is taken to be the underlying logic of quantum physics. Following ... More


The Logic of Quanta

Steven French and Décio Krause

in Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a philosophically-oriented outline of quantum field theory that looks at the different ways in which a quantum field can be constructed. The difficulties in articulating a ... More


The Philosophy of Alternative Logics

Andrew Aberdein and Stephen Read

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137316
eISBN:
9780199867912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137316.003.0041
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on alternative logics. It discusses a hierarchy of logical reform. It presents case studies that illustrate particular aspects of the logical revisionism discussed in the ... More


Quantum information

J. C. Garrison and R. Y. Chiao

in Quantum Optics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198508861
eISBN:
9780191708640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter addresses quantum information transmission and processing. Quantum noise is dominant in long-haul transmission lines, even for strong signals. Amplifier noise is avoided by using a ... More


The Measurement Problem

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The state function expresses information only hypothetically, concerning what will be disclosed if a measurement is made. Further, the result of a measurement is generally a sudden partly ... More


Quantum Mechanics

Olivier Darrigol

in Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198712886
eISBN:
9780191781360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712886.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter is devoted to several attempts at showing the necessity of quantum mechanics. It first examines whether necessity arguments can be extracted from the history of quantum mechanics, both ... More


Exploring the Quantum: Atoms, Cavities, and Photons

Serge Haroche and Jean-Michel Raimond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509141
eISBN:
9780191708626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509141.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The counter-intuitive aspects of quantum physics have been illustrated for some time by thought experiments, from Einstein's photon box to Schrödinger's cat. These experiments have now become real, ... More


New Probability Models and Their Logic

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239802
eISBN:
9780191597466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239807.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

No common cause model can fit the phenomena that violate Bell's Inequalities; what sorts of probability models could do so? To answer this, we need to broaden our concept of statistical or ... More


From rudimentary to classical logic

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Rudimentary logic falls short of classical logic in a number of ways. To bridge the gap, the Second Philosopher follows Frege and imposes a number of restrictions and idealizations: she treats only ... More


Atoms in a box

Serge Haroche and Jean-Michel Raimond

in Exploring the Quantum: Atoms, Cavities, and Photons

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509141
eISBN:
9780191708626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509141.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter describes the essential features of ion traps and the quantum information science that these systems make possible. Section 8.1 analyses the Paul trap design generally used in these ... More


Applications of barrier tunneling phenomena

E. L. Wolf

in Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589494
eISBN:
9780191731334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589494.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Barrier tunnelling devices based on the Josephson effect include superconducting quantum interference detectors (SQUID) in conventional and scanning forms. The use of a scanning SQUID detector to ... More


Quantum logic gates in superconducting qubits

J. M. Martinis

in Quantum Machines: Measurement and Control of Engineered Quantum Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 96, July 2011

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681181
eISBN:
9780191761454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681181.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter emphasizes the importance of the fidelity of quantum logic gates in quantum processing systems. It presents a processing architecture developed at the University of California at Santa ... More


Concepts, Teleology, and Rational Revision *

Christopher S. Hill

in The A Priori in Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695331
eISBN:
9780191758218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695331.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In concert with his attack on analyticity, Quine argued that no proposition is immune to empirical revision. In principle, at least, it is possible even for the laws of logic and mathematics to be ... More


From Sentence to Concept

Preller Anne

in Quantum Physics and Linguistics: A Compositional, Diagrammatic Discourse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646296
eISBN:
9780191747847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646296.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The compositional functional logical models of natural language are recast as compact closed categories. Composition is based on the geometrical representation of information flow characteristic for ... More


Concepts, Teleology, and Rational Revision*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In concert with his attack on analyticity, Quine argued that no proposition is immune to empirical revision. In principle, at least, it is possible even for the laws of logic and mathematics to be ... More


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