Finite Precision Measurement Nullifies the Kochen-Specker Theorem

  title={Finite Precision Measurement Nullifies the Kochen-Specker Theorem},
  author={David A. Meyer},
  journal={Physical Review Letters},
  • D. Meyer
  • Published 24 May 1999
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Physical Review Letters
Only finite precision measurements are experimentally reasonable, and they cannot distinguish a dense subset from its closure. We show that the rational vectors, which are dense in S 2 , can be colored so that the contradiction with hidden variable theories provided by Kochen-Specker constructions does not obtain. Thus, in contrast to violation of the Bell inequalities, no quantum-over-classical advantage for information processing can be derived from the Kochen-Specker theorem alone. 
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