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Indistinguishability and Negative Probabilities

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School of Humanities and Liberal Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
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Instituto de Física La Plata, UNLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
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Entropy 2020, 22(8), 829; https://doi.org/10.3390/e22080829
Received: 19 February 2020 / Revised: 27 July 2020 / Accepted: 28 July 2020 / Published: 29 July 2020
In this paper, we examined the connection between quantum systems’ indistinguishability and signed (or negative) probabilities. We do so by first introducing a measure-theoretic definition of signed probabilities inspired by research in quantum contextuality. We then argue that ontological indistinguishability leads to the no-signaling condition and negative probabilities. View Full-Text
Keywords: indistinguishability; quantum ontology; negative probabilities; signed measure; quasi-set theory; contextuality indistinguishability; quantum ontology; negative probabilities; signed measure; quasi-set theory; contextuality
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de Barros, J.A.; Holik, F. Indistinguishability and Negative Probabilities. Entropy 2020, 22, 829. https://doi.org/10.3390/e22080829

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