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Entropy 2016, 18(1), 26; doi:10.3390/e18010026

Information and the Quantum World

History and Philosophy of Science, Utrecht University, P. O. Box 85170, 3508 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands
Academic Editor: Jay Lawrence
Received: 24 October 2015 / Revised: 14 December 2015 / Accepted: 8 January 2016 / Published: 13 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information: Meanings and Interpretations)
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Abstract

The concept of information is not different in quantum theory from its counterpart in classical physics: a sui generis quantum information concept is not needed. However, the quantum world is radically different from its classical counterpart. This difference in structure of the material world has important consequences for the amounts of information that can be stored in physical systems and for the possibilities of information transfer. In many cases, overlap between quantum states (non-orthogonality of states) blurs distinctions and impedes efficient information transfer. However, the other typical quantum feature, entanglement, makes new and seemingly mysterious ways of transporting information possible. In this article, we suggest an interpretational scheme of quantum mechanics in terms of perspectival physical properties that may provide an intelligible account of these novel quantum possibilities, while staying close to the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics. View Full-Text
Keywords: perspectival quantum properties; relational properties; quantum information; entanglement perspectival quantum properties; relational properties; quantum information; entanglement
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