Bell (1964) http://cds.cern.ch/record/111654/files/vol1p195-200_001.pdf has 3 unnumbered equations following his equation (14). Let them be (14a)-(14c). Bell then uses his equation (1) to move from (14a)-(14b). It seems to me that he uses this:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[A(b,λ)]^{2}= 1. (X)

Now Bell (page 195) does not mind whether λ is continuous or discrete. So if we let λ be discrete, Bell needs this:

[A(b,λ_{i})][A(b,λ_{j})] = 1; (Y)

because each λ is drawn from a different run of the experiment (N times with λ_{i}from the test with the detectors set ataandb; N times with λ_{j}from the other test with the detectors set ataandc). So (with i = 1, 2, ..., N; j = N+1, N+2, …, 2N), is Bell assuming that he has a set of particles that he can test twice, and in the same order, in each test? So then λ_{i}= λ_{j}every time?

And is such an assumption in keeping with EPR and EPRB, the paper and the experiment that he is studying?

Because if λ_{i}≠ λ_{j}:

[A(b,λ_{i})][A(b,λ_{j})] = ± 1; (Z)

and then his (14a) ≠ (14b).

Thank you.

Edited to fix brackets.

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# I What is the physical significance of Bell's math?

Have something to add?

Draft saved
Draft deleted

Loading...

Similar Threads - physical significance Bell's | Date |
---|---|

B Physical significance of wave function | Jul 8, 2017 |

I Physical significance of a.σ in expectation -E(a.σ b.σ)? | Mar 8, 2017 |

I Do these relations have any physical significance | Jan 5, 2017 |

I Physical significance of nodes? | Dec 8, 2016 |

I Physical Significance of 2s Orbital Peaks? | Apr 30, 2016 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**