Quantum Rényi relative entropies on density spaces of C-algebras: Their symmetries and their essential difference

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We extend the definitions of different types of quantum Rényi relative entropy from the finite dimensional setting of density matrices to density spaces of C-algebras. We show that those quantities (which trivially coincide in the classical commutative case) are essentially different on non-commutative algebras in the sense that none of them can be transformed to another one by any surjective transformation between density spaces. Besides, we determine the symmetry groups of density spaces corresponding to each of those quantum Rényi relative entropies and find that they are identical. Similar results concerning the Umegaki and the Belavkin-Staszewksi relative entropies are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Functional Analysis
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • C-algebra
  • Density space
  • Jordan *-isomorphism
  • Quantum Rényi relative entropy

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  • Analysis

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