Convergence of observables on quantum logics

Wolfgang A. Tome, S. Gudder

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We define two types of convergence for observables on a quantum logic which we call M-weak and uniform M-weak convergence. These convergence modes correspond to weak convergence of probability measures. They are motivated by the idea that two (in general unbounded) observables are "close" if bounded functions of them are "close." We show that M-weak and uniform M-weak convergence generalize strong resolvent and norm resolvent convergence for self-adjoint operators on a Hilbert space. Also, these types of convergence strengthen the weak operator convergence and operator norm convergence of bounded self-adjoint operators on a Hilbert space. Finally, we consider spectral perturbation by showing that the spectra of approximating observables approach the spectrum of the limit in a certain sense.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-434
Number of pages18
JournalFoundations of Physics
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes

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In: Foundations of Physics, Vol. 20, No. 4, 04.1990, p. 417-434.

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Tome, Wolfgang A. ; Gudder, S. / Convergence of observables on quantum logics. In: Foundations of Physics. 1990 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 417-434.
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