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Why the De Broglie-Bohm Theory Goes Astray

Gao, Shan (2011) Why the De Broglie-Bohm Theory Goes Astray. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We show that the de Broglie-Bohm theory is inconsistent with the established parts of quantum mechanics concerning its physical content. According to the de Broglie-Bohm theory, the mass and charge of an electron are localized in a position where its Bohmian particle is. However, protective measurement implies that they are not localized in one position but distributed throughout space, and the mass and charge density of the electron in each position is proportional to the modulus square of its wave function there.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: de Broglie-Bohm theory, protective measurement, wave function, Bohmian particles, charge density
    Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Mr. Shan Gao
    Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2011 15:28
    Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 08:36
    Item ID: 8956
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8956

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