Why Quantum Theory?
Kitto, Kirsty (2008) Why Quantum Theory? In Bruza, Peter D., Lawless, W., van Rijsbergen, C., Sofge, D., Coecke, B., & Clark, S. (Eds.) Second Quantum Interaction Symposium, 26-28 March 2008, Oxford.
This article investigates one of the fundamental issues confronting a field that investigates quantum interaction; namely why is it necessary? The need to investigate an interaction using a quantum formalism is argued to arise when the system under study is sufficiently complex. In particular, if the system is displaying contextual behaviour then a quantum approach often incorporates this behaviour very naturally. Thus, a way in which much of the disparte work in the field of quantum interaction can be both justified to the broader community and eventually unified is presented. The nature of contextual behaviour and its relationship to nonlocality is explored.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > QUANTUM PHYSICS (020600) > Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified (020699)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPECIFIC FIELDS (220200) > History and Philosophy of Engineering and Technology (220203)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:58|
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