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By F. J. Belinfante

A Survey of Hidden-Variables Theories is a three-part e-book at the hidden-variable theories, referred during this ebook as ""theories of the 1st kind"". half I reports the causes in constructing types of hidden-variables theories. the hunt for determinism resulted in theories of the 1st style; the hunt for theories that seem like causal theories while utilized to spatially separated structures that interacted long ago ended in theories of the second one type. components II and III extra describe the theories of the 1st style and moment style, respectively.
This booklet is written to make the literature on hidden variables understandable to those that are careworn via the unique papers with their controversies, and to typical reader of physics papers.

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We, however, want to consider below merely Gleason's first unnamed lemma (70), and draw from it a conclusion which Gleason never printed explicitly in his 1957 paper, but which nevertheless is known as Gleason's proof of the impossibility of (his kind of) hidden-variables theory. ) "Gleason's proof (application of Gleason's lemma to truth values) We mentioned already in our "side remark" above that, if we postulate that the truth values vn = ν(φη) = ν(ψ, |, φη) which satisfy (61a,b) shall not depend on the choice of the {φ;} of which φη is a member, then Gleason's lemma (70) would have to be valid for this function v of φη because (67a, b) follow from (61a, b) with (62).

This follows from (67a) in ξ) by leaving in {<} all φ< unchanged except one φ which is replaced by HVT 5 46 A SURVEY OF HIDDEN-VARIABLES THEORIES Gleason shows that Wi = \ν(φί) = trace (U />,·), (76) so that trace (UAop) = £ wtA, = <Λ>. (77) Thus Gleason proved the result (20) on the basis of lighter assumptions than the ones made by von Neumann, and this was the purpose of Gleason's paper. We, however, want to consider below merely Gleason's first unnamed lemma (70), and draw from it a conclusion which Gleason never printed explicitly in his 1957 paper, but which nevertheless is known as Gleason's proof of the impossibility of (his kind of) hidden-variables theory.

For instance, if we measure J\ measuring the perturbation energy (58) in a rhombic electricfieldwith principal axes x, y9 f, it may be true that a particular set of hidden-variable values f predicts J\ = 0, so that we may want to color the point (0, 0, 1) on the unit sphere red, and the points (1, 0, 0) and (0, 1, 0) blue. However, when we rotate the rhombic field by an angle φ around the z-axis, it is quite possible, according to eq. (6), that the same internal hidden-variable values | predict J\ = h2 for this rotated measurement of J\.

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