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The Kochen-Specker Theorem

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[Revised entry by Carsten Held on February 7, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html, srprfunc.html] The Kochen-Specker theorem is an important and subtle topic in the foundations of quantum mechanics (QM). The theorem demonstrates the impossibility of a certain type of interpretation of QM in terms of hidden variables (HV) that naturally suggests itself when one begins to consider the project of interpretating QM.We here present the theorem/argument and the foundational discussion surrounding it at different levels. The reader looking for a quick overview should read...

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