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Problems of the De Broglie-Bohm Theory

Gao, Shan (2011) Problems of the De Broglie-Bohm Theory. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    It is shown that the de Broglie-Bohm theory has a potential problem concerning the mass and charge distributions of a quantum system such as an electron. 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 indicates 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: 29 Feb 2012 08:36
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2012 07:01
    Item ID: 9032
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9032

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