No consensus seems to exist as to what constitutes a measurement which is still considered somewhat mysterious in many respects in quantum mechanics. At successive stages mathematical theory of measure, metrology and measurement theory tried to systematize this field but significant questions remain open about the nature of measurement, about the characterization of the observer, about the reliability of measurement processes etc. The present paper attempts to talk about these questions through the information science. We start from the idea, rather common and intuitive, that the measurement process basically acquires information. Next we expand this idea through four formal definitions and infer some corollaries regarding the measurement process from those definitions. Relativity emerges as the basic property of measurement from the present logical framework and this rather surprising result collides with the feeling of physicists who take measurement as a myth. In the closing this paper shows how the measurement relativity wholly consists with some effects calculated in QM and in Einstein's theory.
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Research Article| December 03 2007
Acquisition of Information is achieved by the Measurement Process in Classical and Quantum Physics
AIP Conf. Proc. 962, 206–214 (2007)
Paolo Rocchi, Orlando Panella; Acquisition of Information is achieved by the Measurement Process in Classical and Quantum Physics. AIP Conf. Proc. 3 December 2007; 962 (1): 206–214. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2827305
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