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Density matrix

  1. Apr 17, 2010 #1
    what do the non-diagonal components of a density matrix tell us about the mixed state we are in?
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  3. Apr 17, 2010 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    The non-diagonal components correspond to the transition probabilities, IIRC.
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