Experimental Data Does Not Violate Bell's Inequality for "Right Kolmogorov Space''

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2008

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We show that paradoxical consequences of violations of Bell's inequality are induced by the use of an unsuitable probabilistic description for the EPR-Bohm-Bell experiment. The conventional description (due to Bell) is based on a combination of statistical data collected for different settings of polarization beam splitters (PBSs). In fact, such data consists of some conditional probabilities which only partially define a probability space. Ignoring this conditioning leads to apparent contradictions in the classical probabilistic model (due to Kolmogorov). We show how to make a completely consistent probabilistic model by taking into account the probabilities of selecting the settings of the PBSs. Our model matches both the experimental data and is consistent with classical probability theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Publication date2008
StatePublished

Conference

ConferenceFoundations of Probability and Physics-5
CityVäxjö, Sweden
Period01/01/08 → …

Keywords

  • EPR-Bohm-Bell experiment
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