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Reading assignment: Lindley, Act II (pgs. 127-154)

                               Monroe and Haroche articles


Please provide brief answers to the following:


1) Lindley's version of "Bell's theorem" is based on the quantity "X" defined on page 134.  Explain how this quantity can be used to construct a "Bell inequality" and how this inequality can be tested in a series of EPR experiments of the type described by Lindley.


2) Exactly where does the assumption of locality come into Lindley's construction of Bell's theorem?


3) What is the "transactional" interpretation quantum mechanics?


4) In the article by Monroe et al., what exactly is the Schrodinger cat state these authors have studied?



Everyone also needs to send me a specific question you had about the reading.