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The Violation of Bell's Inequality in a Deterministic but Nonlocal Model The Violation of Bell's Inequality in a Deterministic but Nonlocal Model

by Magleby, Stephanie Allred

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This thesis investigates the violation of Bell’s Inequality through the use of nonlocal measurement schemes as encapsulated in a quasi-deterministic toy model. This toy model, called the Q Box, is reminiscent of Mermin’s Box in that it describes a system that appears to be deterministic yet produces the statistics of a quantum type system. [1] The workings of the Q Box are detailed both as a thought experiment and as a computer simulation. Nonlocal measurement protocols similar to those which generate a violation of Bell’s Inequality in the Q Box are also applied to Mermin’s Box, with comparable results.

[1] N.D. Mermin, “Bringing home the atomic world: Quantum mysteries for anybody,” Am. J. Phys. 49: 940-943 (1981). N. David Mermin, Am. J. Phys. 58:731-734 (1990).

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School:Brigham Young University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:quantum nonlocal measurement david mermin s box q bell inequality theorem

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