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On David Bohm's 'pilot-wave' concept


Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1 build. 2, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

Adequacy of interpretation of quantum mechanics on the basis of the so-called 'pilot-wave' concept is considered from the perspective of both already realized and possible and gedanken experiments, including those that involve photons. It is shown that this concept, despite undoubtedly being useful, can hardly ensure compliance of quantum-theory predictions with the postulate that particle coordinates and velocities objectively exist, while splitting of the wave function into empty and nonempty wave packets seems to be in contradistinction with the results of feasible experiments and their interpretations.

Keywords: orthodox interpretation, hidden variables, determinism, quantum superposition, quantum statistics
PACS: 03.65.Ta
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2018.11.038479
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2019/12/e/
Citation: Belinsky A V "On David Bohm's 'pilot-wave' concept" Phys. Usp. 62 1268–1278 (2019)
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T1 On David Bohm's 'pilot-wave' concept
A1 Belinsky,A.V.
PB Physics-Uspekhi
PY 2019
FD 10 Dec, 2019
JF Physics-Uspekhi
JO Phys. Usp.
VO 62
IS 12
SP 1268-1278
DO 10.3367/UFNe.2018.11.038479
LK https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2019/12/e/

Received: 2nd, July 2018, revised: 11th, August 2018, 22nd, November 2018

Оригинал: Белинский А В «О концепции "волны-пилота" Дэвида Бома» УФН 189 1352–1363 (2019); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2018.11.038479

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