Check out my new paper
“Capacity Region for Quantum Wiretap Coding”, by Robert R. Tucci, arXiv:1208.3193 (abstract here)
This paper is my answer to John Pierce’s piercing comments. I thank him for goading me from the grave to work on this problem. The paper is very likely to contain numerous flaws, but it’s the best I can do (at least until I learn more).
Let me place it in context. It’s really just the final in a series of 4 papers
- “An Introduction to Quantum Bayesian Networks for Mixed States”, by Robert R. Tucci, arXiv:1204.1550 (abstract here)
- “Some Quantum Information Inequalities from a Quantum Bayesian Networks Perspective”, by Robert R. Tucci, arXiv:1208.1503 (abstract here)
- “Shannon Information Theory Without Shedding Tears Over Delta \& Epsilon Proofs or Typical Sequences”, by Robert R. Tucci, arXiv:1208.2737 (abstract here)
- “Capacity Region for Quantum Wiretap Coding”, by Robert R. Tucci, arXiv:1208.3193 (abstract here)
All along, my main goal was merely to write paper 4, but I soon realized that I would have to write papers 1,2,3 first, if people were to follow my crazy notation, which seems to be unlike what everyone else uses.
You may have noticed that
first paper ~ 20 pages
second paper ~ 30 pages
third paper ~ 40 pages
fourth paper ~ 50 pages.
It looks like my verbosity is increasing with time, but no need to worry. I will not attempt to imitate B. Russell’s 10,000 page Principia Mathematica, a book that took 10 years to write and one that nobody has ever read. No chance of that for I burnt out all my fuses while writing paper 4. Now I’m totally exhausted and totally depleted of any new ideas.