Gerd Niestegge. Third-order interference and a principle of 'quantumness'
Submitted on: Jun 18, 2012, 17:14:17
Natural Sciences / Physics / Quantum field theory
Description: Are there physical, probabilistic or information-theoretic principles which characterize the quantum probabilities and distinguish them from the classical case as well as from other probability theories, or which reveal why quantum mechanics requires its very special mathematical formalism? The paper identifies the fundamental absence of third-order interference as such a principle of 'quantumness'. Considering three-slit experiments, the concept of third-order interference was originally introduced by Sorkin in 1994.
The abstract of this article has been published in the "Intellectual Archive Bulletin" , June 2012, ISSN 1929-1329.
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