Quantum operators as coordinate systems

Quantum operators as coordinate systems

Written by Dylan Holmes

I think that some of us have better intuition about coordinate systems than we do about eigenvalues. Maybe a change in language will help make the concepts clearer.

This intuitive way of describing quantum measurements can be made mathematically precise. In quantum mechanics:



The fact that measurement is destructive is used in quantum cryptography: you can tell that someone has eavesdropped on a quantum bit because the laws of physics generally requires measurement to alter the thing that was measured.

Author: Dylan Holmes

Created: 2015-07-27 Mon 22:14

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