## Abstract

In the present paper, we study linear operators Δ from the algebra of 2 × 2 matrices M_{2}(C) into its tensor square. Each such kind of mapping defines a quadratic operator on the state space of M_{2}(C). We know that q-purity of quasi quantum quadratic operators (q.q.o.) is equivalent to the invariance of the unite sphere under the corresponding quadratic operator. Therefore, in the paper, we consider quadratic operators, which preserve the unit circle, and show that the corresponding quasi q.q.o. cannot be not positive. Note that this is a much weaker condition than the q-purity of quasi q.q.o. Moreover, we will classify q-pure circle preserving quadratic operators into three disjoint classes (non isomorphic). Moreover, we are able to show that quasi q.q.o. corresponding to the first class is block positive. Note that the block positivity is weaker than positivity. This kind of operator, i.e., not positive but block-positive operator allows us to detect that the given state on M_{2}(C) ⊗ M_{2}(C) is either entangled or not. The obtained results will allow us to verify whether a given mapping is positive or not. This finding suggests us to produce a class of non-positive mappings. Moreover, it will shed some light in finding entanglement states.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 765-782 |

Number of pages | 18 |

Journal | Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society |

Volume | 40 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Apr 1 2017 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Anti-symmetric
- Circle
- Positive operator
- Pure
- Quasi quantum quadratic operator
- Symmetric

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- General Mathematics