Anthologies of preparations.
VII - Didattica e storia della fisica
Aula GSSI Ex ISEF - Sala Rossa - Giovedì 26 h 09:00 - 12:30
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Some of the difficulties in presenting and teaching the foundations of statistical as well as quantum mechanics stem from similar roots: the necessity to introduce the notions of probability and information (without the latter, for one thing, entropy cannot be endowed with an operational interpretation). It will be argued that an operationalist approach based on the notion of states as equivalence classes of preparations may be taken, in both disciplines, in the attempt to mitigate such difficulties.