Bohmian Mechanics

[Revised entry by Sheldon Goldstein on March 27, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Bohmian mechanics, which is also called the de Broglie-Bohm theory, the pilot-wave model, and the causal
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[Revised entry by Sheldon Goldstein on March 27, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Bohmian mechanics, which is also called the de Broglie-Bohm theory, the pilot-wave model, and the causal interpretation of quantum mechanics, is a version of quantum theory discovered by Louis de Broglie in 1927 and rediscovered by David Bohm in 1952. It is the simplest example of what is often called a hidden variables interpretation of quantum mechanics. In Bohmian mechanics a system of particles is described in part by its wave function, evolving, as usual, according to Schrodinger's equation. However, the...

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