# Implications of a New Axiom Set for Quantum Logic

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## Abstract

A recent work on the many-body problem in modern physics begins with the following paragraph:

A reasonable starting point for a discussion of the many-body problem might be the question of how many bodies are required before we have a problem. Prof. G. E. Brown has pointed out that, for those interested in exact solutions, this can be answered by a look at history. In eighteenth-century Newtonian mechanics, the three-body problem was insoluble. With the birth of general relativity around 1910 and quantum electrodynamics in 1930, the two- and one-body problems became insoluble. And within modern quantum field theory, the problem of zero bodies (the vacuum) is insoluble. So, if we are out after exact solutions, no bodies at all is already too many.

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## Notes

- 1.R. D. Mattuck,
*A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many-Body Problem*, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1967.Google Scholar - 2.J. S. Bell, D. Bohm and J. Bub,
*Reviews of Modem Physics***38**(1966) (series of three papers).Google Scholar - 3.
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*Journal of Mathematical Physics*(submitted for publication).Google Scholar - 6.A. R. Marlow,
*Journal of Mathematical Physics*(submitted for publication).Google Scholar - 7.
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*Journal of Mathematical Physics*8 (1967), 1848 and our note 5, footnote 1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar - 13.Due to a suggestion of Dr. Abner Shimony, the general proof of the existence of embedding is independent of the countability assumption (A).Google Scholar
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*Analysis in Function Space*, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1964.Google Scholar - 15.This modifies and sharpens somewhat an interesting comparison offered by D. Bohm and J. Bub,
*Reviews of Modern Physics***40**(1968), 235.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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