Title

Modal Quantum Theory

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

July 2012

Abstract

We present a discrete model theory similar in structure to ordinary quantum mechanics, but based on a finite field instead of complex amplitudes. The interpretation of this theory involves only the “modal” concepts of possibility and necessity rather than quantitative probability measures. Despite its simplicity, our model theory includes entangled states and has versions of both Bell’s theorem and the no cloning theorem.

Journal

Foundations of Physics

Volume

42

Issue

7

First Page

918

Last Page

925

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