Locality, Bell's theorem, and quantum mechanics

  title={Locality, Bell's theorem, and quantum mechanics},
  author={Peter Rastall},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • P. Rastall
  • Published 1 September 1985
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
Classical relativistic physics assumes that spatially separated events cannot influence one another (“locality”) and that values may be assigned to quantities independently of whether or not they are actually measured (“realism”). These assumptions have consequences—the Bell inequalities—that are sometimes in disagreement with experiment and with the predictions of quantum mechanics. It has been argued that, even if realism is not assumed, the violation of the Bell inequalities implies… 
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