On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:12:58 PM UTC, agrays...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:26:53 PM UTC, Brent wrote:
>> On 4/12/2018 12:44 PM, agrays...@gmail.com wrote:
>> *Let's simplify the model. Instead of a Nitrogen molecule, consider a
>> free electron at rest in some frame. Its only degree of freedom is spin
>> IIUC. Is it your claim that this electron become entangled with its
>> environment via its spin WF, which is a superposition of UP and DN? Does
>> this spin WF participate in the entanglement? TIA, AG*
>> The electron's spin dof can only become entangled with the environment by
>> an interaction with the environment.
> Does that happen spontaneously, in the absence of a measurement? AG
If entanglement of a system with the environment requires measurement, and
if virtually everything in the physical world is entangled with the
environment, aka "the world" -- which seems to be the prevailing belief --
what concept of measurement do we need to explain this? AG
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