For a project, I'm planning to study Bell's inequality, which as far as I can gather is taken to rule out hidden variable theories of QM. I'm looking for recommendations of decent sources which derive the inequality, so I can get my head around the assumptions made and exactly where the inequality is applicable. I should add that I'm not looking for a "general outline" kind of source, I need something a bit more rigorous!


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    $\begingroup$ Holevo's book "Probabilistic and statistical aspects of quantum theory" has a very formal and clean definition of the hidden variable concept, and of course of how it fails. Lubos Motl blog (the Reference Frame) has a lot of nice posts about it I suggest you to search there, too. As a final suggestion, you could be interested in the Mermin GHZ experiment too (look for the original paper). I find it easier to understand and remember than the Bell experiment. $\endgroup$ – giulio bullsaver Oct 18 '14 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicates: physics.stackexchange.com/q/129140/2451 , physics.stackexchange.com/q/14377/2451 and links therein. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Oct 18 '14 at 17:18

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