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Quantum Entanglement-what knowledge/logic was used to prove/predict QE therotically?

  1. Jun 9, 2012 #1
    Schrödinger had proved/predicted QE theoretically prior to experimental (though not loop-hole free) verification.

    the theory also firmly predicted that QE could not be used to send instantaneous signals.

    the theoretical understanding/prediction of QE was there prior to experimental observation (?)

    Question- What knowledge/logic was used to prove/predict QE theoretically? - explain in layman's terms/language

    i.e. what body of QM knowledge, rudimentary observations were known prior to bell's tests?
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  3. Jun 9, 2012 #2

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    Re: Quantum Entanglement-what knowledge/logic was used to prove/predict QE therotical

    Nothing is ever "proved" theoretically - QE was first shown to be a consequence of the schodinger equation as "Bell's Inequality" (iirc)... which you know. Presumably, therefore, you know the history - so your question does not make sense.

    Perhaps you imagine that QE theory must have been predicated by some sort of observations? afaik this is not the case - rather it came about as a result of attempts to disprove or find limits to QM. (I think the earliest was in the EPR paradox).
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