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No-Signaling-in-Time (NSIT) Condition for Energy

School of Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Entropy 2019, 21(11), 1067; https://doi.org/10.3390/e21111067
Received: 17 September 2019 / Revised: 13 October 2019 / Accepted: 26 October 2019 / Published: 31 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Time)
In this paper, analogous to the no-signaling-in-time (NSIT) conditions, a series of equalities for the change of conditional and average energy of a quantum system are given to test macrorealism. These equalities are named no-signaling-in-time conditions for conditional energy (CNSIT) and no-signaling-in-time conditions for average energy (ANSIT), respectively. Then, we investigate the violations of the NSIT conditions, the CNSIT conditions and the ANSIT conditions for a qubit in the following scenarios: pure coherent dynamics, dynamics with drive, dynamics under dissipation and dephasing. For the pure qubit, when the NSIT conditions or the CNSIT conditions are not violated, the ANSIT conditions can not be violated, and a suitable conjunction of the CNSIT conditions and the NSIT conditions may be better for testing macrorealism. While for the driven qubit, the non-violation of the CNSIT conditions implies the non-violation of the NSIT conditions, which in turn implies the non-violation of the ANSIT conditions. For dephasing and dissipative qubits, the relationships among the NSIT conditions, the CNSIT conditions and the ANSIT conditions are similar to those of the pure and driven qubits, respectively. While the degree of violations of the NSIT conditions, the CNSIT conditions and the ANSIT conditions is decreased with the increasing time interval between measurements; and if this time interval tends to a very large number, all three kinds of conditions are satisfied. View Full-Text
Keywords: no-signaling-in-time conditions for conditional energy; no-signaling-in-time conditions for average energy; no-signaling-in-time conditions no-signaling-in-time conditions for conditional energy; no-signaling-in-time conditions for average energy; no-signaling-in-time conditions
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Zhang, Y.; Zou, J.; Shao, B. No-Signaling-in-Time (NSIT) Condition for Energy. Entropy 2019, 21, 1067.

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