POVMs: a small but important step beyond standard quantum mechanics

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Abstract

It is the purpose of the present contribution to demonstrate that the generalization of the concept of a quantum mechanical oservable from the Hermitian operator of standard quantum mechanics to a positive operator-valued measure is not a peripheral issue, allegedly to be understood in terms of a trivial nonideality of practical measurement procedures, but that this generalization touches the very core of quantum mechanics, viz. complementarity and violation of the Bell inequalities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond the quantum
EditorsT.M. Nieuwenhuizen, V. Spicka, B. Mehmani, xx et al.
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages69-79
Number of pages386
ISBN (Print)978-981-277117-9
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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