Europhys. Lett.
Volume 61, Number 2, January 2003
Page(s) 143 - 147
Section General
Published online 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2003-00199-0
Europhys. Lett., 61 (2) , pp. 143-147 (2003)

Inclusion of time in the theorem of Bell

N. D. Mermin

Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-2501, USA

(Received 4 July 2002; accepted 5 August 2002)

I explain in elementary terms why time-dependent effects, including time-correlated hidden variables at the detectors, do not invalidate a simple version of Bell's theorem involving two detectors with 3-pole switches and red and green lights.

03.65.Ud - Entanglement and quantum nonlocality (e.g. EPR paradox, Bell's inequalities, GHZ states, etc.).

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