How to make quantum mechanics look like a hidden-variable theory and vice versa Academic Article uri icon


  • The quantum theory of a singlet spin- system is developed in terms of angular variables using a quantum-distribution-function technique. These calculations demonstrate a much closer correspondence between quantum mechanics and certain hidden-variable theories than was previously appreciated. It is found that a new type of hidden-variable theory is suggested by the quantum-distribution-function treatment of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm spin-spin correlation problem which is in agreement with quantum theory but is "nonlocal." 1983 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 48

complete list of authors

  • Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • November 1983