Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Spook Action at a Distance Called Quantum Entanglement

The phenomenon in which the quantum states of two or more objects have to be described with reference to each other, even though the individual objects may be separated in space is called Quantum Entanglement. Einstein said  it was “Spook action at a distance”  This results in a correlation between the observable physical properties of the systems such that a change in one object causes an instantaneous change in the other.

Because of Special Relativity  classical information is generally thought being incapable  being sent faster than light by this means. This is because the two particles need to be near each other to become entangled, or they need an intermediate particle, which has to be near one particle and then the other. But this would not prevent the possibility of sending information faster than light in cases where the sender and receiver were originally near each other and then separated such as s apace ship leaving Earth and using such a means for communications. Quantum entanglement is a quantum effect that has no parallel in Classical mechanics.

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