PreClass_10  (email me your answers by 12 noon Friday ...  taylormp@hiram.edu)

 

Reading assignment: Lindley, Intermission (pgs. 87-125)

 

Please provide brief answers to the following:

 

1) Lindley claims that under careful analysis, Einstein is caught in a self-contradiction in regard to the EPR experiment.  What is this self-contradiction (that a younger, more open-minded Einstein would not have fallen into)?

 

2) In analyzing the EPR experiment, Bohm's theory is usually rejected for violating special relativity (faster than light communication).  Why don't we reject regular quantum theory on the same grounds?

 

3) In what sense is the Bohm theory a deterministic version of quantum mechanics?

 

4) In what sense is the Bohm theory not "really deterministic" as suggested by Lindley?

 

 

Everyone also needs to send me a specific question you had about the reading.