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Bell's Theorem and Quantum Realism

Reassessment in Light of the Schrödinger Paradox

Authors: Hemmick, Douglas L., Shakur, Asif M.

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Quantum theory presents a strange picture of the world, offering no real account of physical properties apart from observation. Neils Bohr felt that this reflected a core truth of nature: "There is no quantum world. There is only an abstract mathematical description." Among the most significant developments since Bohr’s day has been the theorem of John S. Bell. It is important to consider whether Bell’s analysis supports such a denial of microrealism. In this book, we evaluate the situation in terms of an early work of Erwin Schrödinger. Doing so, we see how Bell’s theorem is conceptually related to the Conway and Kochen Free Will theorem and also to all the major anti-realism efforts. It is easy to show that none of these analyses imply the impossibility of objective realism. We find that Schrödinger’s work leads to the derivation of a new series of theoretical proofs and potential experiments, each involving “entanglement,” the link between particles in some quantum systems.

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hemmick, Douglas L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Contextuality

    Hemmick, Douglas L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • The Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen Paradox, Bell’s Theorem and Nonlocality

    Hemmick, Douglas L. (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Schrödinger’s Paradox and Nonlocality

    Hemmick, Douglas L. (et al.)

    Pages 59-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bell's Theorem and Quantum Realism
Book Subtitle
Reassessment in Light of the Schrödinger Paradox
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Physics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23468-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23468-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-23467-5
Series ISSN
2191-5423
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 97
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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