Entanglement and the Path Integral
Foundations of Physics
The path integral is not typically utilized for analyzing entanglement experiments, in part because there is no standard toolbox for converting an arbitrary experiment into a form allowing a simple sum-over-history calculation. After completing the last portion of this toolbox (a technique for implementing multi-particle measurements in an entangled basis), some interesting 4- and 6-particle experiments are analyzed with this alternate technique. While the joint probabilities of measurement outcomes are always equivalent to conventional quantum mechanics, differences in the calculations motivate a number of foundational insights, concerning nonlocality, retrocausality, and the objectivity of entanglement itself.
Entanglement swapping, Future input dependence, Quantum entanglement, Sum over histories, Triangle network
Physics and Astronomy
Ken Wharton and Raylor Liu. "Entanglement and the Path Integral" Foundations of Physics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-022-00664-9