The bell inequalities

Research paper by Peter Rastall

Indexed on: 01 Jun '83Published on: 01 Jun '83Published in: Foundations of Physics


It is shown that the Bell inequalities are conditions that must be satisfied by the probability functions of certain three-variable systems if they are to be expressible in terms of a single, nonnegative function. The generalized Bell inequalities, or CHSH inequalities, play a similar role for four-variable systems. The physical significance of the results is discussed.