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Locate the entropy for the approach defined through this density matrix. 236 bankruptcy eight the principles of Quantum Mechanics resolution The eigenvalues of this matrix are {0 . 933 , zero . 067}. The entropy is: S = − ( zero . 933 ) log ( zero . 933 ) − zero . 067 log ( zero . 067 ) = zero . 35 the utmost entropy for the elemental unit of quantum details conception, a qubit, is S = 1. instance eight. 14 feel the density matrix for a few process is: three 1+ i ρ = four four 1− i 1 four four ( a ) exhibit that this can be a combined kingdom. ( b ) locate X and Z for this nation. resolution ( a ) We calculate the sq. of the matrix three 1+ i three 1+ i eleven 1+ i ρ 2 = four four four four = sixteen four 1− i 1 1− i 1 1− i three four four four four four sixteen The hint is Tr(ρ 2 ) = eleven + three = 14 = 7 < 1 sixteen sixteen sixteen eight for this reason this can be a combined nation. ( b ) We calculate the matrix product three 1+ i zero 1 1+ i three ρX = four four = four four 1− i 1 1 zero 1 1− i four four four four the expectancy price are available from 1+ i three Tr(ρX) = Tr four four = 1 + i + 1 − i = 1 + 1 = 1 1 1− i four four four four 2 four four For Z we have now three 1+ i 1 zero three − 1+ i ρZ = four four = four four 1− i 1 zero −1 1− i −1 four four four four and the expectancy price is given via Z = Tr(ρZ) = three − 1 = 1 four four 2 bankruptcy eight the principles of Quantum Mechanics 237 a short creation to the Bloch Vector For a two-level method, we will write the density operator within the following shape ρ = I + r. σ 2 The vector r is termed the Bloch vector. we will be able to use the Bloch vector to figure out if a kingdom is a natural country or a combined nation. The significance of the Bloch vector is lower than or equivalent to at least one (with equality just for a natural state): r ≤ 1 The parts of the Bloch vector are calculated from rx = Tr(ρX), ry = Tr(ρY ), rz = Tr(ρZ) the place X, Y, Z are the Pauli operators. instance eight. 15 A density operator for a few procedure is given by means of 2 1 − 1 i ρ = three 6 three 1 + 1 i 1 6 three three ( a ) locate the parts of the Bloch vector. ( b ) is that this kingdom combined or is it a natural kingdom? ( c ) A dimension of spin is made within the z-direction. what's the chance that the size result's spin-down? what's the probility that the degree- ment is spin-up? resolution ( a ) The parts of the Bloch vector are 2 1 − 1 i zero 1 r three 6 three x = Tr (ρX) = Tr 1 + 1 i 1 1 zero 6 three three 1 − 1 = i 2 Tr 6 three three = 1 − 1 i + 1 + 1 i = 1 1 1 + 1 i 6 three 6 three three three 6 three 2 1 − 1 i zero − i r three 6 three y = Tr (ρY ) = Tr 1 + 1 i 1 i zero 6 three three 1 + 1 = i − i 2 Tr three 6 three = 1 + 1 i + 1 − 1 i = 2 i 1 1 − 1 i three 6 three 6 three three three 6 238 bankruptcy eight the principles of Quantum Mechanics 2 1 − 1 i 1 zero r three 6 three z = Tr (ρZ) = Tr 1 + 1 i 1 zero −1 6 three three 2 −1 + 1 = i Tr three 6 three = 2 − 1 = 1 1 + 1 i −1 three three three 6 three three ( b ) The significance of the Bloch vector is || r|| = r 2 + r 2 + r 2 = 1 + four + 1 = 2 < 1 x y z nine nine nine three because the significance is under one, this density operator represents a combined kingdom. ( c ) The likelihood of acquiring a given result's given by way of Tr(ρP ) the place P is a projection operator such as the given dimension.