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Spooky Action At A Distance

  1. Jun 12, 2007 #1
    "Spooky Action At A Distance"

    How does quantum entaglement work? Could someone please give me a simple explanation for "spooky action at a distance"?:confused:
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  3. Jun 12, 2007 #2
  4. Jun 13, 2007 #3
    I don't think its actually action at a distance because the changes in one photon (after altering the other photon) only appear when the measurements are compared but I might be wrong.

    I was dissappointed when I learned that it wasn't action at a distance, faster-than-light information exchange.
  5. Jun 13, 2007 #4
    "spooky action at a distance" is simply conservation of what ever it is your measuring. Typically in entagled pairs of electrons it is the spin that is being "altered". Not sure I can give a really simple explanation that doesn't lead to more questions. I would take birulami's suggestion and read wikipedia or some other book on it.

    CraigD, AMInstP
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