The Bell Inequality and Nonlocal Causality
Abstract: The Freedman-Clauser experiment in Berkeley and the Aspect experiment in Orsay were the defining physical experiments demonstrating nonlocal causality in quantum mechanics. They each counted coincidence measurements on entangled polarized photons from a common source. Our presentation begins with a brief discussion of the quantum mechanics of polarized photons. We show an example of the changes in the count rates when the polarizers are changed under assumptions of local causality. This causes a contradiction with quantum mechanical predictions. The example uses a logical flow and the algebra of inequalities. It constitutes a conditional proof of the Bell inequality. Next we discuss the experimental background and the events leading up to it. We discuss several hypotheses in explanation, of which our favored is the time reversal of cause and effect. A few of the current physical research avenues of entanglement will be shown.
Bio: Chuck (Charles) Lear is currently an adjunct instructor of undergraduate physics at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He has held that position for the last seven years. He retired from TRW at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden in 2000 after a 40-year career as a systems engineer. Most of his work was done for the Air Force ballistic missile programs, and involved propulsion, trajectory analysis, nuclear weapons effects and systems survivability. He is the author of six technical papers in various fields. His devotion to paranormal physics for the past 20 or so years is evidenced by the fact that all his work in the field has been done without financial support. It includes a compendium of the basic physics principles supporting paranormality, work on a consciousness-based description of quantized spacetime, and coordination of efforts to bring Chinese work in the paranormal fields to the attention of western scientists. Mr. Lear holds masters degrees in both physics and engineering from the University of California, and has resided in Ogden with his wife Beverly for the last thirty years.