Foundations of Physics

, Volume 7, Issue 3–4, pp 151–164 | Cite as

Epistemological and mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics

  • Jerzy Rayski


The concepts of measurement and measurable quantity are discussed. A probabilistic interpretation independent of the arrow of time is recommended and a definition of quantizable physical systems is given. The space of states of information about the physical system is Schwarz space rather than Hilbert space.


Hilbert Space Quantum Mechanic Physical System Measurable Quantity Mathematical Foundation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Rayski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsJagellonian UniversityKrakowPoland

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