International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 31, Issue 10, pp 1909–1913 | Cite as

Problem of hidden variables

  • Emilio Santos


The problem of hidden variables in quantum mechanics is formalized as follows. A general or contextual (noncontextual) hidden-variables theory is defined as a mappingf: Q×M → C (f: Q→C) whereQ is the set of projection operators in the appropriate (quantum) Hilbert space,M is the set of maximal Boolean subalgebras ofQ andC is a (classical) Boolean algebra. It is shown that contextual (noncontextual) hidden-variables always exist (do not exist).


Hilbert Space Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Quantum Mechanic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilio Santos
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  1. 1.Departamento de Fisica ModernaUniversidad de CantabriaSantanderSpain

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