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In quantum mechanics, and especially quantum information and the study of open quantum systems, the trace distance T is a metric on the space of density matrices and gives a measure of the distinguishability between two states. It is the quantum generalization of the Kolmogorov distance for classical probability distributions. (Wikipedia)

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Is the trace distance upper bounded by the Euclidean distance?

Suppose we have two pure state $|\psi\rangle$ and $|\phi\rangle$. I was wondering whether the statement: $\||\psi\rangle\!\langle\psi|- |\phi\rangle\!\langle\phi|\|_{\rm tr}$ is at most the Euclidean ...
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How to show $T(\rho,\sigma)≥\sum_i|r_i − s_i|$ with $r_i,s_i$ eigenvalues of $\rho,\sigma$?

The proof of the Fannes' inequality replies on the formula $T(ρ, σ)≥\sum_i|r_i − s_i|$, where $r_i,s_i$ are the eigenvalues of $\rho,\sigma$, in the descending order. In the proof given in Box 11.2, ...
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Is the diamond norm subadditive under composition?

The diamond norm distance between two operations is the maximum trace distance between their outputs for any input (including inputs entangled with qubits not being operated on). Is it the case that ...
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Quantum marginal problem - constructing a global state from reduced states

Consider a bipartite state $\rho_{AB}$ with reduced states $\rho_A = \text{Tr}_B(\rho_{AB})$ and $\rho_B = \text{Tr}_A(\rho_{AB})$. Suppose one obtains states $\rho'_{A}$ and $\rho'_{B}$ such that $\|\...
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If states are close together does there always exist a channel close to the identity mapping one to the other?

Question: Given states $\rho,\omega\in\mathbb C^{n\times n}$ and $\varepsilon>0$ such that $\rho$ and $\omega$ are $\varepsilon$-close in trace norm does there exist a channel $\Phi$ with $\Phi(\...
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Constructing a state with constraints on reduced states

Suppose $\rho'_{AB} \approx_\varepsilon \rho_{AB}$ in trace distance. Is there an explicit construction of some state $\tilde{\rho}_{AB}$ using $\rho'_{AB}, \rho'_A, \rho'_B, \rho_A$ and $\rho_B$ (but ...
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What is the relationship between trace distance and total variation distance?

Consider two quantum states $\rho$ and $\sigma$ and the probability distributions induced by measuring both of them in the standard basis. Let’s call the probability distributions $p_{\rho}$ and $p_{\...
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Does proximity of two bipartite states in a norm force high overlap between the elements of the Schmidt bases?

I want to know that there is a relation between the distance of two vectors and the corresponding elements of the Schmidt bases. We assume that two bipartite vectors $|\phi\rangle^{AB}$ and $|\psi\...
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