1.7.1 The partial trace

Course subject(s) 01. Quantum tools and a first protocol

In this video we consider a fundamental operation on quantum systems: the partial trace. This operation tells you how to describe the state of a subsystem of a larger system, by computing its “reduced density matrix” from a description (pure state or density matrix) of the larger system.

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