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What is the physical unit of teleport?

  1. Oct 10, 2014 #1
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  3. Oct 10, 2014 #2

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    You misunderstand what quantum teleportation is. No mass was teleported like they do in star trek. Instead, it is quantum states that are teleported to existing particles by way of entangled photons. The photons still had to traverse the distance at a normal velocity.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2014 #3

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    First, quantum teleportation teleports information (the unit is bit or qubit), not mass.
    Second, teleportation is not instantaneous, so it does take certain time.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2014 #4

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    Despite the name, quantum teleportation has nothing to do moving a mass any distance at all. This wikipedia article might be a good start if you want to umderstand what it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_teleportation
     
  6. Oct 10, 2014 #5
    Oh sorry, I do not mean a quantum teleport. Actually I suppose to mean a classical teleport.
    But shouldn't there be a physical unit for teleport even though it may not be applicable, and for us to disprove it
     
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  7. Oct 10, 2014 #6

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    There is no such thing in classical physics so there is no unit for it. There's not even a reason to invent one. We simply don't invent units for things that don't exist. Thread locked.
     
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