TITLE

Group action in topos quantum physics

AUTHOR(S)
Flori, C.
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Mathematical Physics;Mar2013, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p032106
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Topos theory has been suggested first by Isham and Butterfield, and then by Isham and Döring, as an alternative mathematical structure within which to formulate physical theories. In particular, it has been used to reformulate standard quantum mechanics in such a way that a novel type of logic is used to represent propositions. In this paper, we extend this formulation to include the notion of a group and group transformation in such a way that we overcome the problem of twisted presheaves. In order to implement this we need to change the type of topos involved, so as to render the notion of continuity of the group action meaningful.
ACCESSION #
86447005

 

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