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On propensity-frequentist models for stochastic phenomena; with applications to Bell's theorem

Placek, Tomasz (2009) On propensity-frequentist models for stochastic phenomena; with applications to Bell's theorem. [Preprint]

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    The paper develops models of statistical experiments that combine propensities with frequencies, the underlying theory being the branching space-times (BST) of Belnap (1992). The models are then applied to analyze Bell's theorem. We prove the so-called Bell-CH inequality via the assumptions of a BST version of Outcome Independence and of (non-probabilistic) No Conspiracy. Notably, neither the condition of probabilistic No Conspiracy nor the condition of Parameter Independence is needed in the proof. As the Bell-CH inequality is most likely experimentally falsified, the choice is this: contrary to the appearances, experimenters cannot choose some measurement settings, or some transitions, with spacelike related initial events, are correlated; or both.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: probability, nonlocality, Bell's theorem, branching space-times
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Tomasz Placek
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
    Item ID: 4920
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4920

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