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Memory, contextuality, instrumentality, and quantum mechanics
Author(s): Jeff Tollaksen; John E. Gray
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Paper Abstract

We introduce the concept of memory of an instrument into quantum mechanics. The connection between quantum memory and contextuality arises via the lack of the Markov property of instrumentation. Also, a further connection is made between memory and gauge transformations that arises in the definition of distance relative to measurement.

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Date Published: 3 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6976, Quantum Information and Computation VI, 69760R (3 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778100
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Jeff Tollaksen, George Mason Univ. (United States)
John E. Gray, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr., Dahlgren (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6976:
Quantum Information and Computation VI
Eric J. Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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