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Entanglement and Non-Locality

  • Charles H. Holbrow
  • James N. Lloyd
  • Joseph C. Amato
  • Enrique Galvez
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
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Abstract

Before you finish this book you need to learn about experiments that support the belief that quantum indeterminacy is a fundamental feature of atoms, indeed, of the entire physical world. To understand these experiments you need to know about a remarkable and important feature of quantum superposition called “entanglement.” As you will see, entanglement not only helps to establish that indeterminacy is a basic feature of reality, it also reveals surprising, non-local connections between quantum systems far apart from each other. It shows that quantum mechanics is a non-local theory. Non-locality is as strange as fundamental indeterminacy. This chapter discusses both.

Keywords

Quantum Mechanic Probability Amplitude Bell Inequality Polarize Beam Splitter Entangle Photon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Holbrow
    • 1
  • James N. Lloyd
    • 2
  • Joseph C. Amato
    • 3
  • Enrique Galvez
    • 4
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
    • 4
  1. 1.Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, EmeritusCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  3. 3.William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics, Emeritus Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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