Quantum Locality

Foundations of Physics 41 (4):705-733 (2011)

Abstract
It is argued that while quantum mechanics contains nonlocal or entangled states, the instantaneous or nonlocal influences sometimes thought to be present due to violations of Bell inequalities in fact arise from mistaken attempts to apply classical concepts and introduce probabilities in a manner inconsistent with the Hilbert space structure of standard quantum mechanics. Instead, Einstein locality is a valid quantum principle: objective properties of individual quantum systems do not change when something is done to another noninteracting system. There is no reason to suspect any conflict between quantum theory and special relativity
Keywords Locality  Quantum theory  Nonlocal influence  Einstein  Bell inequality
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10701-010-9512-5
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 45,629
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Thomas S. Kuhn - 1962 - University of Chicago Press.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Thomas S. Kuhn - 1962 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 22 (3):287-297.
La Nouvelle Cuisine.J. S. Bell - 2004 - In Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 232--248.

View all 39 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Hilbert Space Quantum Mechanics is Noncontextual.Robert B. Griffiths - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (3):174-181.
Quantum Counterfactuals and Locality.Robert B. Griffiths - 2012 - Foundations of Physics 42 (5):674-684.
The New Quantum Logic.Robert B. Griffiths - 2014 - Foundations of Physics 44 (6):610-640.
Consistent Quantum Measurements.Robert B. Griffiths - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 52 (Part B):188-197.
Quantum Locality?Henry P. Stapp - 2012 - Foundations of Physics 42 (5):647-655.

View all 9 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Objectivity Vs. Locality in Quantum Physics.Ernst-Walther Stachow - 2010 - Foundations of Physics 40 (9-10):1450-1475.
Locality, Bell's Theorem, and Quantum Mechanics.Peter Rastall - 1985 - Foundations of Physics 15 (9):963-972.
Non-Materiality of Non-Locality.Vincenzo Fano - 2004 - Foundations of Physics 34 (12):2005-2013.
On the Consequences of Einstein Locality.F. Selleri - 1978 - Foundations of Physics 8 (1-2):103-116.
Nonlocal Character of the Rastall Model.Donald Bedford & Henry P. Stapp - 1989 - Foundations of Physics 19 (4):397-406.
Nonlocality Without Nonlocality.Steven Weinstein - 2009 - Foundations of Physics 39 (8):921-936.
Temporal Non-Locality.Thomas Filk - 2013 - Foundations of Physics 43 (4):533-547.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-12-01

Total views
117 ( #71,082 of 2,280,568 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #568,325 of 2,280,568 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature