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By J. S. Bell

This e-book contains all of John Bell's released and unpublished papers within the box of quantum mechanics, together with papers that seemed after the 1st variation was once released. It additionally features a preface written for the 1st variation, and an advent by means of Alain point that places into context Bell's nice contribution to the quantum philosophy debate. one of many top expositors and interpreters of contemporary quantum conception, John Bell performed a massive function within the improvement of our present realizing of the profound nature of quantum suggestions. First variation Hb (1987): 0-521-33495-0 First version Pb (1988): 0-521-36869-3

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Urbina, D. Esteve and M. H. Devoret, 'Manipulating the quantum state of an electrical circuit', Science 296, 886 (2002) and references therein. C. Monroe, D. M. Meekhof, B. E. King, W. Itano and D. J. Wineland, 'Demonstration of a fundamental quantum logic gate', Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4714 (1995). Ud. 50 Ref. 4. 51 Bell's preface of first edition of Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics, see page viii. On the problem of hidden variables in quantum mechanics* 1 Introduction To know the quantum mechanical state of a system implies, in general, only statistical restrictions on the results of measurements.

Consider the statement (B). The On the problem of hidden variables in quantum mechanics 9 operator P(aii + jS2) commutes with P(c/>1) and P(2) only if either a or /? is zero. Thus in general measurement of P((X(I)1 + P4>2) requires a quite distinct experimental arrangement. We can therefore reject (B) on the grounds already used: it relates in a nontrivial way the results of experiments which cannot be performed simultaneously; the dispersion free states need not have this property, it will suffice if the quantum mechanical averages over them do.

Wineland, 'Demonstration of a fundamental quantum logic gate', Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4714 (1995). Ud. 50 Ref. 4. 51 Bell's preface of first edition of Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics, see page viii. On the problem of hidden variables in quantum mechanics* 1 Introduction To know the quantum mechanical state of a system implies, in general, only statistical restrictions on the results of measurements. It seems interesting to ask if this statistical element be thought of as arising, as in classical statistical mechanics, because the states in question are averages over better defined states for which individually the results would be quite determined.

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