Computer simulations of experimental data provide a way of testing models and theories. For example in classical statistical mechanics various simulations are done by starting with a collision model between particles, and then running computer simulations until the system becomes statistical under various approximations. The results from the simulation of properties are compared to the known experimental values.
1. The following is a research lecture given on January 22nd, 2013 at McGill Chemistry: Part 1: Introduction and the Statistical Ensemble Interpretation of quantum mechanics Part 2: The EPR paradox and problems with quantum mechanics Part 3: Measurement and EPR experiments Part 4: Entanglement and Non-locality Part 5: The Two Dimensional spin model Part 6: Corroboration and summary Part 7: Questions 2. Some discussions of the spin model: A Local Realistic Reconciliation of the EPR Paradox CHSH: there lies a vector of length √2 Consistency of Bell’s (CHSH) Inequalities and two dimensional spin The invisible side of quantum spin When quantum mechanics fails in EPR experiments Spin and Quantum Computers Quantum Coherence – now Nature hides stuff from us 3. Further discussion and relationship to Joy Christian’s Clifford Algebra approach: The Bloch Sphere and Spin in Quantum Mechanics Disproof of Bell’s Theorem The Sub-quantum spin Two Dimensional spin model: Great simulation of the Stern-Gerlach experiment at http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/stern-gerlach Contrast quantum ensemble (the statistical quantum state) with single particle of... Read More
Since there is no experimental way to confirm that two axes exist, rather than one, the choice between local realism and non-local indeterminism is subjective. Since non-locality is the basis of “quantum weirdness”, Occam’s razor takes the side of locality.
Intuition tells us that if we improve detection efficiency and build better experiments the number of detected events will increase until, at 100% efficiency, Fair Sampling would be verified because all events would be recorded. This fails, however, to take into account the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Fair Sampling is always valid for classical events but not always valid for quantum events.