Bell s Theorem
Bell s Theorem
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INTRODUCTION
In 1975 Stapp called Bell s Theorem "the most profound discovery of science.
" Note that he says science,
not physics.
I agree with him.
In this document, we...
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Bell s Theorem
Bell s Theorem
Click here to go to the Physics Virtual Bookshelf
INTRODUCTION
In 1975 Stapp called Bell s Theorem "the most profound discovery of science.
" Note that he says science,
not physics.
I agree with him.
In this document, we shall explore the theorem.
We assume some familiarity with the concept of waveparticle duality; a document on this may be found here.
We also assume considerable familiarity with the
Stern-Gerlach experiment and the concept of a correlation experiment; a document on these may be found
here.
A much simpler introduction to the theorem, with some loss of completeness, has been
prepared.
You may access an html or pdf version with the links to the right.
html
pdf
The origins of this topic is a famous paper by Einstein, Rosen and Podolsky (EPR) in 1935; its title was
Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete? They considered what
Einstein called the "spooky action-at-a-distance" that seems to be part of
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