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Conditional Events and Quantum Logic

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Abstract: This paper begins with an overviewof quantum mechanics, and then recounts a relatively recent algebraic extensionof the Boolean algebra of probabilistic events to “conditional events” (orderpairs of events). The main point is to show that a so-called “superposition” oftwo (or more) quantum events (usually with mutually inconsistent initialconditions) can be represented in this algebra of conditional events andassigned a consistent conditional probability. There is no need to imagine thata quantum particle can simultaneously straddle two inconsistent possibilities.

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