International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp 897–907

A Geometrical Representation of Entanglement as Internal Constraint



We study a system of two entangled spin 1/2, were the spin's are represented by a sphere model developed within the hidden measurement approach which is a generalization of the Bloch sphere representation, such that also the measurements are represented. We show how an arbitrary tensor product state can be described in a complete way by a specific internal constraint between the ray or density states of the two spin 1/2. We derive a geometrical view of entanglement as a “rotation” and “stretching” of the sphere representing the states of the second particle as measurements are performed on the first particle. In the case of the singlet state entanglement can be represented by a real physical constraint, namely by means of a rigid rod.


entanglement geometrical representation Schmidt diagonalization 


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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centrum Leo Apostel (CLEA)Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Fund for Scientific Research—FlandersBelgium
  3. 3.Centrum Leo Apostel (CLEA)Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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