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Kindergarten Quantum Mechanics

Article by Coecke, Bob
  • Published in 2005
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These lecture notes survey some joint work with Samson Abramsky as it was presented by me at several conferences in the summer of 2005. It concerns `doing quantum mechanics using only pictures of lines, squares, triangles and diamonds'. This picture calculus can be seen as a very substantial extension of Dirac's notation, and has a purely algebraic counterpart in terms of so-called Strongly Compact Closed Categories (introduced by Abramsky and I in quant-ph/0402130 and [4]) which subsumes my Logic of Entanglement quant-ph/0402014. For a survey on the `what', the `why' and the `hows' I refer to a previous set of lecture notes quant-ph/0506132. In a last section we provide some pointers to the body of technical literature on the subject.

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arxivId
quant-ph/0510032
keywords
-a quantum information,-w quantum mechanics,03,65,67,category theory,dirac notation,graphical calculus,logic,pacs,quantum formalism
pages
18

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@article{Coecke2005,
	abstract = {These lecture notes survey some joint work with Samson Abramsky as it was presented by me at several conferences in the summer of 2005. It concerns `doing quantum mechanics using only pictures of lines, squares, triangles and diamonds'. This picture calculus can be seen as a very substantial extension of Dirac's notation, and has a purely algebraic counterpart in terms of so-called Strongly Compact Closed Categories (introduced by Abramsky and I in quant-ph/0402130 and [4]) which subsumes my Logic of Entanglement quant-ph/0402014. For a survey on the `what', the `why' and the `hows' I refer to a previous set of lecture notes quant-ph/0506132. In a last section we provide some pointers to the body of technical literature on the subject.},
	archivePrefix = {arXiv},
	arxivId = {quant-ph/0510032},
	author = {Coecke, Bob},
	eprint = 0510032,
	keywords = {-a quantum information,-w quantum mechanics,03,65,67,category theory,dirac notation,graphical calculus,logic,pacs,quantum formalism},
	month = {oct},
	pages = 18,
	primaryClass = {quant-ph},
	title = {Kindergarten Quantum Mechanics},
	url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0510032},
	year = 2005,
	urldate = {2013-05-28}
}