We revisit the theorem of Wigner, Araki and Yanase (WAY) describing limitations to repeatable quantum measurements that arise from the presence of conservation laws. We will review a strengthening of this theorem by exhibiting and discussing a condition that has hitherto not been identified as a relevant factor. We will also show that an extension of the theorem to continuous variables such as position and momentum can be obtained if the degree of repeatability is suitably quantified.
|Name||Nankai Series in Pure, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing|
|Conference||The XXIX International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics|
|Period||20/08/12 → 26/08/12|