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Logic and Algebraic Structures in Quantum Computing: 45 (Lecture Notes in Logic, Series Number 45)

Logic and Algebraic Structures in Quantum Computing: 45 (Lecture Notes in Logic, Series Number 45)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 2/26/2016
EAN 9781107033399, ISBN10: 110703339X

Hardcover, 356 pages, 23.6 x 16 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

Arising from a special session held at the 2010 North American Annual Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, this volume is an international cross-disciplinary collaboration with contributions from leading experts exploring connections across their respective fields. Themes range from philosophical examination of the foundations of physics and quantum logic, to exploitations of the methods and structures of operator theory, category theory, and knot theory in an effort to gain insight into the fundamental questions in quantum theory and logic. The book will appeal to researchers and students working in related fields, including logicians, mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists. A brief introduction provides essential background on quantum mechanics and category theory, which, together with a thematic selection of articles, may also serve as the basic material for a graduate course or seminar.

Preface Jennifer Chubb, Ali Eskandarian and Valentina Harizanov
Introduction Jennifer Chubb, Ali Eskandarian and Valentina Harizanov
1. A (very) brief tour of quantum mechanics, computation, and category theory Jennifer Chubb and Valentina Harizanov
2. Could logic be empirical? The Putnam–Kripke debate Allen Stairs
3. The essence of quantum theory for computers William C. Parke
4. Fiber products of measures and quantum foundations Adam Brandenburger and H. Jerome Keisler
5. Operational theories and categorical quantum mechanics Samson Abramsky and Chris Heunen
6. Relating operator spaces via adjunctions Bart Jacobs and Jorik Mandemaker
7. Topos-based logic for quantum systems and bi-Heyting algebras Andreas Döring
8. The logic of quantum mechanics – take II Bob Coecke
9. Reasoning about meaning in natural language with compact closed categories and Frobenius algebras Dimitri Kartsaklis, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Stephen Pulman and Bob Coecke
10. Knot logic and topological quantum computing with Majorana fermions Louis H. Kauffman
Index.