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Entanglement and Relativity

Timpson, Christopher Gordon and Brown, Harvey (2002) Entanglement and Relativity. [Preprint]

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This paper surveys some of the questions that arise when we consider how entanglement and relativity are related via the notion of non-locality. We begin by reviewing the role of entangled states in Bell inequality violation and question whether the associated notions of non-locality lead to problems with relativity. The use of entanglement and wavefunction collapse in Einstein's famous incompleteness argument is then considered, before we go on to see how the issue of non-locality is transformed if one considers quantum mechanics without collapse to be a complete theory, as in the Everett interpretation.


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Timpson, Christopher Gordon
Brown, Harvey
Additional Information: in `Understanding Physical Knowledge', R. Lupacchini and V. Fano(eds.), University of Bologna ClUEB 2002.
Keywords: Entanglement, relativity, non-locality, EPR argument, Everett interpretation.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Christopher Gordon Timpson
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1618
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1618

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