A concrete model for a typed linear algebraic lambda calculus

Authors: Alejandro Díaz-Caro and Octavio Malherbe.

We give an adequate, concrete, categorical-based model for Lambda-S, which is a typed version of a linear-algebraic lambda calculus, extended with measurements. Lambda-S is an extension to first-order lambda calculus unifying two approaches of non-cloning in quantum lambda-calculi: to forbid duplication of variables, and to consider all lambda-terms as algebraic linear functions. The type system of Lambda-S have a superposition constructor S such that a type A is considered as the base of a vector space while SA is its span. Our model considers S as the composition of two functors in an adjunction relation between the category of sets and the category of vector spaces over C. The right adjoint is a forgetful functor U, which is hidden in the language, and plays a central role in the computational reasoning.

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2024-02-07T09:52:42-03:00 7/febrero/2024|Papers|
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