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The Wave-Function as a Multi-Field

Hubert, Mario and Romano, Davide (2017) The Wave-Function as a Multi-Field. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is generally argued that if the wave-function in the de Broglie--Bohm theory is a physical field, it must be a field in configuration space. Nevertheless, it is possible to interpret the wave-function as a multi-field in three-dimensional space. This approach hasn't received the attention yet it really deserves. The aim of this paper is threefold: first, we show that the wave-function is naturally and straightforwardly construed as a multi-field; second, we show why this interpretation is superior to other interpretations discussed in the literature; third, we clarify common misconceptions.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Hubert, MarioMario.Hubert@unil.ch0000-0002-1170-6020
Romano, Davidedavideromano1984@libero.it
Keywords: multi-field, wave-function, interpretation, de Broglie-Bohm theory, Bohmian mechanics, quantum mechanics
Subjects: General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Mario Hubert
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 13:35
Item ID: 14304
Subjects: General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 18 January 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14304

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