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Quantum Theory: An Information Processing Approach

Jochen Rau


Recent advances in quantum technology – from quantum computers and simulators to communication and metrology – have not only opened up a whole new world of applications but also changed the understanding of quantum theory itself. This text introduces quantum theory entirely from this new perspective. It does away with the traditional approach to quantum theory as a theory of microscopic matter, and focuses instead on quantum theory as a framework for information processing. Accordingly, the emphasis is on concepts like measurement, probability, statistical correlations, and transformations, ra ... More

Keywords: Quantum theory, quantum foundations, generalized probability theory, Hilbert space, quantum computing, quantum information, quantum technology

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192896308
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192896308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jochen Rau, author
Professor of Mathematics, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

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