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Bohm's Ontological Interpretation and Its Relations to Three Formulations of Quantum Mechanics

Kronz, Fred (1998) Bohm's Ontological Interpretation and Its Relations to Three Formulations of Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    The standard mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics is specified. Bohm�s ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics is then shown to be incapable of providing a suitable interpretation of that formulation. It is also shown that Bohm�s interpretation may well be viable for two alternative mathematical formulations of quantum mechanics, meaning that the negative result is a significant though not a devastating criticism of Bohm�s interpretation. A preliminary case is made for preferring one alternative formulation over the other.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Bohmian mechanics, ontological interpretation, hidden variables theory, rigged Hilbert space, Bohm theory
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Fred Kronz
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 265
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/265

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