International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 319–382

Quantum Observables Algebras and Abstract Differential Geometry: The Topos-Theoretic Dynamics of Diagrams of Commutative Algebraic Localizations


    • Institute of MathematicsUniversity of Athens, Panepistimioupolis

DOI: 10.1007/s10773-006-9223-z

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Zafiris, E. Int J Theor Phys (2007) 46: 319. doi:10.1007/s10773-006-9223-z


We construct a sheaf-theoretic representation of quantum observables algebras over a base category equipped with a Grothendieck topology, consisting of epimorphic families of commutative observables algebras, playing the role of local arithmetics in measurement situations. This construction makes possible the adaptation of the methodology of Abstract Differential Geometry (ADG), à la Mallios, in a topos-theoretic environment, and hence, the extension of the “mechanism of differentials” in the quantum regime. The process of gluing information, within diagrams of commutative algebraic localizations, generates dynamics, involving the transition from the classical to the quantum regime, formulated cohomologically in terms of a functorial quantum connection, and subsequently, detected via the associated curvature of that connection.

Key Words

quantum observables commutative algebras sheaves topos theory grothendieck topology adjunction adjoint functors cohomology of algebras connection curvature quantum dynamics differential geometry

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