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Why the quantum equilibrium hypothesis? From Bohmian mechanics to a many-worlds theory

Gao, Shan (2022) Why the quantum equilibrium hypothesis? From Bohmian mechanics to a many-worlds theory. [Preprint]

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The status and justification of the quantum equilibrium hypothesis (QEH) in Bohmian mechanics is "a rather delicate matter". In this paper, I present a new analysis of this hypothesis. It is argued that the QEH should be regarded not as a mere initial condition but more appropriately as one part of the law of motion. Moreover, it is more reasonable and simpler to assume that the QEH holds true consistently at all times. The resulting theory is a many-worlds theory of random discontinuous motion of particles in three-dimensional space. This new theory agrees with experiments, and it is arguably the simplest realist version of quantum mechanics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: Bohmian mechanics; quantum equilibrium hypothesis; many-worlds theory; random discontinuous motion of particles
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2022 05:05
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2022 05:05
Item ID: 20160
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 26 January 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20160

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