Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Timpson, Christopher G.
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Christopher G. Timpson provides the first full-length philosophical treatment of quantum information theory and the questions it raises for our understanding of the quantum world. He argues for an ontologically deflationary account of the nature of quantum information, which is grounded in a revisionary analysis of the concepts of information.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Christopher G. Timpson provides the first full-length philosophical treatment of quantum information theory and the questions it raises for our understanding of the quantum world. He argues for an ontologically deflationary account of the nature of quantum information, which is grounded in a revisionary analysis of the concepts of information.
  • Produktdetails
  • Oxford Philosophical Monographs
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 320
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Februar 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 155mm x 18mm
  • Gewicht: 472g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198748137
  • ISBN-10: 0198748132
  • Artikelnr.: 47868349
Autorenporträt
Christopher G. Timpson read Physics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Queen's College, Oxford, before going on to take the BPhil and DPhil in philosophy there. His DPhil thesis concerned philosophical aspects of quantum information theory. He then taught for three years at the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Division of History and Philosophy of Science, before taking up a Tutorial Fellowship and CUF Lectureship at Brasenose College, Oxford in 2007.
Inhaltsangabe
1 Introduction
2 What is Information?
3 Quantum Information Theory
4 Case Study: Teleportation
5 The Deutsch{Hayden Approach: Nonlocality, Entanglementm, and Information Flow
6 Quantum Computation and the Church-Turing Hypothesis
7 Information and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Preliminaries
8 Some Information-Theoretic Approaches
9 Quantum Bayesianism 1: The Proposal
10 Quantum Bayesianism 2: Challenges
11 Conclusions
A A Review of the Quantum Formalism
B Generalised Uncertainty Measures: U-nk's Axioms