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ERIC Number: EJ831228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Hidden Variable Theories and Quantum Nonlocality
Boozer, A. D.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n2 p355-365 Mar 2009
We clarify the meaning of Bell's theorem and its implications for the construction of hidden variable theories by considering an example system consisting of two entangled spin-1/2 particles. Using this example, we present a simplified version of Bell's theorem and describe several hidden variable theories that agree with the predictions of quantum mechanics. These example theories clarify some subtle points, which are often misunderstood, regarding what it is that Bell's theorem actually establishes. (Contains 5 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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