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The Kochen-Specker and Conway-Kochen Theorems

Barbar, Ahmed (2017) The Kochen-Specker and Conway-Kochen Theorems. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This essay provides an analysis of two important theorems that arise in the context of quantum mechanics: the Kochen-Specker theorem, which challenges the existence of hidden variable theories; and the Conway-Kochen (free will) theorem, which can be seen as an improvement over the Kochen-Specker theorem, but instead focuses on challenging determinism.


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Barbar, Ahmedahmed.barbar@cantab.net
Additional Information: This essay was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of "Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics" (also known as Part III of the Mathematical Tripos), University of Cambridge, May 2017.
Keywords: Kochen Specker theorem, hidden variables, contextuality, free will theorem
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Ahmed Barbar
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2017 19:48
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2017 19:48
Item ID: 14114
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 5 May 2017
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14114

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