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Title
"Quantitative measure of correlation," minipaper, 1955
Creator
Everett, Hugh
Date Created and/or Issued
1955
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
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This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
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Scope/Content: Before writing a first draft of the long thesis, Hugh Everett wrote three short papers, often refered to as his minipapers, for John Wheeler to review. This minipaper, called "Quantitative measure of correlation," lays some groundwork for the application of information theory as a measure of the degree of quantum correlation or entanglement. From very early in the project, Everett thought that Shannon information theory would provide insight into pure wave mechanics. While statistical measures, such as standard deviation, would have sufficed, Everett developed information-theoretic measures to represent such things as the width of distributions and the degree of correlation between the states of multiple systems. He thought that the standard quantum uncertainty relations were best expressed in an information theoretic way. The present document is the typed version of the minipaper that Wheeler would have seen and commented on.
Scope/Content: This document is a reproduction of a document found in the Hugh Everett archive, American Institute of Physics.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/81235/d8c53ff1w
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1277
Language
English
eng
Subject
Everett, Hugh III
Quantum mechanics
Pure wave mechanics
Wheeler, John A.
Relation
Hugh Everett III Thesis, Quantum Mechanics, and Related Materials

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