Conditional work statistics of quantum measurements

  title={Conditional work statistics of quantum measurements},
  author={M. Hamed Mohammady and Alessandro Romito},
In this paper we introduce a definition for conditional energy changes due to general quantum measurements, as the change in the conditional energy evaluated before, and after, the measurement process. By imposing minimal physical requirements on these conditional energies, we show that the most general expression for the conditional energy after the measurement is simply the expected value of the Hamiltonian given the post-measurement state. Conversely, the conditional energy before the… 

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