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Is the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox Demanded by Quantum Mechanics?

  • O. Piccioni
  • P. Bowles
  • C. Enscoe
  • R. Garland
  • W. Mehlhop
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 10)

Abstract

At variance with the more popular opinion that the EPR paradox is a necessary consequence of quantum mechanics, we argue that: (1) The assumption that two distant particles can be in a singlet state implies actions at a distance simply because of preemptive considerations of classical mechanics. There is no need to discuss concepts of reality, Bell’s inequalities, or “interpretations of quantum mechanics.” (2) The original EPR example, always cited as unquestionable, is not a valid one. (3) Our approach decreases the importance of measuring Bell’s inequalities, emphasizing the importance of experiments where such inequalities cannot be defined.

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Wave Packet Singlet State Polarization Plane Classical Mechanic Schroedinger Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Piccioni
    • 1
  • P. Bowles
    • 1
  • C. Enscoe
    • 1
  • R. Garland
  • W. Mehlhop
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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