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Quantum Structures: An Attempt to Explain the Origin of their Appearance in Nature
 

Summary: Quantum Structures: An Attempt to Explain the
Origin of their Appearance in Nature
Diederik Aerts
FUND and CLEA,
Brussels Free University, Krijgskundestraat 33,
1160 Brussels, Belgium,
e-mail: diraerts@vub.ac.be
Abstract
We explain the quantum structure as due to the presence of two effects,
(a) a real change of state of the entity under influence of the measure-
ment and, (b) a lack of knowledge about a deeper deterministic reality
of the measurement process. We present a quantum machine, where we
can illustrate in a simple way how the quantum structure arises as a con-
sequence of the two mentioned effects. We introduce a parameter that
measures the size of the lack of knowledge on the measurement process,
and by varying this parameter, we describe a continuous evolution from
a quantum structure (maximal lack of knowledge) to a classical structure
(zero lack of knowledge). We show that for intermediate values of we
find a new type of structure, that is neither quantum nor classical. We
apply the model that we have introduced to situations of lack of knowl-

  

Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

Collections: Multidisciplinary Databases and Resources; Physics