Operational foundation of quantum logic
Abstract
The logic of quantum mechanical propositions—called quantum logic—is constructed on the basis of the operational foundation of logic. Some obvious modifications of the operational method, which come from the incommensurability of the quantum mechanical propositions, lead to the effective quantum logic. It is shown in this paper that in the framework of a calculization of this effective quantum logic the negation of a proposition is uniquely defined (Theorem I), and that a weak form of the quasimodular law can be derived (Theorem II). Taking account of the definiteness of truth values for quantum mechanical propositions, the calculus of full quantum logic can be derived (Theorem III). This calculus represents an orthocomplemented quasimodular lattice which has as a model the lattice of subspaces of Hilbert space.
 Publication:

Foundations of Physics
 Pub Date:
 September 1974
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00708541
 Bibcode:
 1974FoPh....4..355M