Re: mutual influence of electrons?

From: George Murphy (
Date: Wed Jun 18 2003 - 05:53:15 EDT

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    Paul or Michelle Warila wrote:
    > In something I read recently passing reference was made to a (famous?)
    > experiment in which two electrons moving apart from each other at a good
    > fraction of the speed of light somehow influence each other. It's a puzzle
    > to me. Could anyone fill in the blanks a little bit?

     The experiment with electrons is a "thought experiment" proposed by
    Einstein, Podolsky & Rosen. The acrual experiments to test the same ideas
    ("completeness" of quantum mechanics, non-locality) have been carried out with photons -
    especially by Aspect et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 47 (1981) 460.

    George L. Murphy

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