Faculty Advisor

Aravind, Padmanabhan K.

Abstract

This project examines two sets of rays in three dimensions that prove the Bell-Kochen-Specker theorem, the 33 rays of Peres and the 33 rays of Penrose. It is shown that these rays possess identical orthogonality tables and thus lead to identical proofs of the theorem. It is also shown that these sets of rays are particular members of a three parameter family of 33 rays that prove the theorem.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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