Covering the sphere with noncontextuality inequalities
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this Bachelor’s thesis the following question is answered: Does the inequality posed in the article Klyachko et al  cover the real part of the Bloch surface of a 3D quantum system when used as in Kochen and Specker ? The Klyachko inequality relies on using ﬁve measurements to show contextuality of a subset of states on the real part of the Bloch surface. These can now be used in several conﬁgurations as present in the Kochen-Specker contextuality proof, by simply rotating the measurements. We show here that these new inequalities will have subsets of violation that eventually cover the entire real part of the Bloch surface. This can be extended to show that all states of a spin 1 system are non-contextual, so that we have recovered a state-independent contextuality proof by using the Klyachko inequality several times. In the ﬁnal part, an interpretation of this is given and also some recommendations for further research that should be done in the ﬁeld.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 45 p.
noncontextuality, mathematics, quantum mechanics, bloch sphere
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103663ISRN: LiTH-MAT-EX---13/03--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103663DiVA: diva2:689914
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