Volume 57, Number 6, March 2002
|Page(s)||775 - 781|
|Published online||01 August 2002|
Exclusion of time in the theorem of Bell
Beckman Institute, Department of Electrical
Engineering and Department
of Physics, University
of Illinois - Urbana, IL 61801, USA
2 Beckman Institute, Department of Statistics and Department of Mathematics University of Illinois - Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Accepted: 28 January 2002
The celebrated inequalities of Bell are based on the assumption that local hidden parameters exist. When combined with conflicting experimental results these inequalities appear to prove that local hidden parameters cannot exist. This suggests to many that only instantaneous action at a distance can explain Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen (EPR) type of experiments. We show that Bell-type theories and proofs leading to the well-known inequalities completely exclude a large class of time dependencies in their considerations. Owing to the fact that the electrodynamics of moving bodies cannot be described by time-independent theories or models, we conclude that the Bell theorem cannot describe the physics of EPR experiments. We also show how hidden parameter theories that include time can obtain the quantum result.
PACS: 03.65.Ud – Entanglement and quantum nonlocality (e.g. EPR paradox, Bell's inequalities, GHZ states, etc.)
© EDP Sciences, 2002
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