Title: On Epstein's Trajectory Model of Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Authors: Struyve, Ward # ×
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Series Title: Foundations of Physics vol:40 issue:11 pages:1700-1711
Abstract: In 1952 Bohm presented a theory about non-relativistic point-particles that move deterministically along trajectories and showed how it reproduces the predictions of standard quantum theory. This theory was actually presented before by de Broglie in 1926, but Bohm's particular formulation of the theory inspired Epstein to come up with a different trajectory model. The aim of this paper is to examine the empirical predictions of this model. It is found that the trajectories in this model are in general very different from those in the de Broglie-Bohm theory. In certain cases they even seem bizarre and rather unphysical. Nevertheless, it is argued that the model seems to reproduce the predictions of standard quantum theory (just as the de Broglie-Bohm theory).
ISSN: 0015-9018
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Theoretical Physics Section
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