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Quantum- vs. Macro- Realism: What does the Leggett-Garg Inequality actually test?

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Macroscopic Realism (MR) says that a macroscopic system is always determinately in one or other of the macroscopically distinguishable states available to it. The Leggett-Garg (LG) inequality was derived to allow experimental test of whether or not this doctrine is true; it is also often thought of as a temporal version of a Bell-inequality. Despite recent interest in the inequality, controversy remains regarding what would be shown by its violation. Here we resolve this controversy, which ar...

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Maroney, OJE More by this author
Timpson, CG More by this author
Publication date:
2014-12-18
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uuid:dd2ca574-95e8-4c80-b965-90cfaf9be3ec
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315558
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