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Another No-Go Theorem for Hidden Variable Models of Inaccurate Spin 1 Measurements

Breuer, Thomas (2002) Another No-Go Theorem for Hidden Variable Models of Inaccurate Spin 1 Measurements. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Uncertainty about the actual orientation of the measurement device has been claimed to open a loophole for hidden variable models of quantum mechanics. In this paper I describe the statistics of inaccurate spin measurements by unsharp spin observables. A no-go theorem for hidden variable models of the inaccurate measurement statistics follows: There is a finite set of directions for which not all results of inaccurate spin measurements can be predetermined in a non-contextual way. In contrast to an earlier theorem [Breuer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(2002), 240402] this result does not rely on the assigment of approximate truth values, and it holds under weaker assumptions on the measurement inaccuracy.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Computablility
    Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Program Committee
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 848
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/848

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