## Abstract

Bohmian mechanics is the most naively obvious embedding imaginable of Schrödinger's equation into a completely coherent physical theory. It describes a world in which particles move in a highly non-Newtonian sort of way, one which may at first appear to have little to do with the spectrum of predictions of quantum mechanics. It turns out, however, that, as a consequence of the defining dynamical equations of Bohmian mechanics, when a system has wave function ψ its configuration is typically random, with probability density ρ given by |ψ|^{2}, the quantum equilibrium distribution. It also turns out that the entire quantum formalism, operators as observables and all the rest, is a consequence of Bohmian mechanics.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 737-750 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Il Nuovo Cimento B |

Volume | 110 |

Issue number | 5-6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - May 1995 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Physics and Astronomy(all)

## Keywords

- 01.30.Cc
- 03.65.Bz
- Conference proceedings
- Foundations
- miscellaneous theories
- theory of measurement