Alright, so this is a little heavy, but I try to pass on anything that has helped paint a clearer picture of Quantum Mechanics for me… no matter how slightly it helped.
This breakdown of Quantum Entanglement from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is surprisingly readable… provided you can get past the less-than-engaging layout (it is an encyclopedia after all).
My understanding of Quantum Mechanics is still pretty laughable, but thinking about Quantum Entanglement felt like a step in the right direction. It feels a bit like Quantum Mechanics in action… Plus, repeated references to Schrödinger are always a good thing.
The overview of the article is below; check out the full encyclopedia entry here:
Quantum Entanglement and Information
Quantum entanglement is a physical resource, like energy, associated with the peculiar nonclassical correlations that are possible between separated quantum systems. Entanglement can be measured, transformed, and purified. A pair of quantum systems in an entangled state can be used as a quantum information channel to perform computational and cryptographic tasks that are impossible for classical systems. The general study of the information-processing capabilities of quantum systems is the subject of quantum information theory.
- 1. Quantum Entanglement
- 2. Exploiting Entanglement: Quantum Teleportation
- 3. Quantum Information
- 4. Quantum Cryptography
- 5. Quantum Computation
- 6. Interpretative Remarks
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Side Note: I hate it when I post an article that doesn’t really have an appropriate place for a photo or some kind of other visual distraction… If your eyes need a break, you can look at Schrödinger.