Foundations of Physics

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 1–26

Spin correlation in stochastic mechanics

  • William G. Faris

DOI: 10.1007/BF00726872

Cite this article as:
Faris, W.G. Found Phys (1982) 12: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00726872


Stochastic mechanics may be used to described the spin of atomic particles. The spin variables have the same expectations as in quantum mechanics, but not the same distributions. They play the role of hidden variables that influence, but do not determine, the results of Stern-Gerlach experiments involving magnets. During the course of such an experiment spin becomes correlated with position. The case of two particles with zero total spin occurs in Bohm's version of the Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky experiment.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. Faris
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut des Hautes Études ScientifiquesBures-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTucson