Predictions of quantum mechanics

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Folks who wish to learn --- or to write textbooks on --- quantum mechanics are welcome to attend.

We will discuss predictions of quantum mechanics for systems for which preparation procedures and measurement procedures are mathematically described by 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4 matrices.

The simplest quantum mechanical systems use 2x2 matrices and include intrinsic angular momenta of spin-1/2 particles (such as electrons, protons, and neutrons), polarization of light, and qbits of quantum computing. The simplest combinations (direct products) of two quantum mechanical systems use 4x4 matrices.

Predictions of quantum mechanics for systems described by 2x2 matrices were presented at our 21Feb2019 meeting. These predictions can be reviewed and extended to systems described by 3x3 and 4x4 matrices depending on attendee interests.

Folks interested in experimental tests of quantum mechanics may wish to peruse Bell's inequalities references listed under Details of our 21Sep2017, 17Aug2017, and 20Jul2017 meetings.