Quantum mechanics is about quantum information

Foundations of Physics 35 (4):541-560 (2005)

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Jeffrey Bub
University of Maryland, College Park
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I argue that quantum mechanics is fundamentally a theory about the representation and manipulation of information, not a theory about the mechanics of nonclassical waves or particles. The notion of quantum information is to be understood as a new physical primitive—just as, following Einstein’s special theory of relativity, a field is no longer regarded as the physical manifestation of vibrations in a mechanical medium, but recognized as a new physical primitive in its own right.
Keywords quantum information  foundations of quantum mechanics  quantum measurement  entanglement
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-004-2010-x
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