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An Acad Bras Cienc. 2006 Sep;78(3):417-22.

Positive operator valued measures and the quantum Monty Hall problem.

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Department of Physics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Abstract

A quantum version of the Monty Hall problem, based upon the Positive Operator Valued Measures (POVM) formalism, is proposed. It is shown that basic normalization and symmetry arguments lead univocally to the associated POVM elements, and that the classical probabilities associated with the Monty Hall scenario are recovered for a natural choice of the measurement operators.

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