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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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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 20:28
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:36
Item ID: 8956

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