This chapter highlights other surprising aspects of QM∞: unlike theories of ordinary QM, theories of QM∞ can traffic in algebras none of whose countably additive states are pure. The chapter sketches and provides simple illustrations of the mathematical basis of this circumstance: atomless von Neumann algebras. It also illustrates the uses to which atomless von Neumann algebras are put in QM∞.
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