Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/848
Author(s):
Thomas Breuer
preprint description
Uncertainty about the actual orientation of the measurement device has been claimed to open a loophole for hidden variable models of quantum mechanics. In this paper I describe the statistics of inaccurate spin measurements by unsharp spin observables. A no-go theorem for hidden variable models of the inaccurate measurement statistics follows: There is a finite set of directions for which not all results of inaccurate spin measurements can be predetermined in a non-contextual way. In contrast to an earlier theorem [Breuer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(2002), 240402] this result does not rely on the assigment of approximate truth values, and it holds under weaker assumptions on the measurement inaccuracy.

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