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Some Observations upon “Realistic” Trajectories in Bohmian Quantum Mechanics

Boscá, María (2013) Some Observations upon “Realistic” Trajectories in Bohmian Quantum Mechanics. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 28 (1). pp. 45-60. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

Experimental situations in which we observe quantum effects that deviate from the intuitive expectations
of the classical world call for an interdisciplinary discussion, and one fundamental issue to be considered
is the compatibility between the description of phenomena and the assumption of an objective reality.
This paper discusses the ontological interpretation of Bohmian quantum mechanics, focusing on the use of
the term “trajectory” and the difficulties associated with its connection to a “real” (objective) trajectory. My
conclusion is that the intended realistic interpretation of Bohmian trajectories is highly questionable.

Los contextos experimentales que permiten la observación de efectos cuánticos contrarios a los esperables
según la intuición clásica son especialmente adecuados para una discusión multidisciplinar, en particular
sobre la compatibilidad entre la descripción fenomenológica y una pretendida realidad subyacente. Este
artículo discute la interpretación ontológica de la mecánica cuántica en la interpretación de Bohm, centrándose
principalmente en su uso del término “trayectoria” y las dificultades inherentes a su conexión con un
concepto “real” (objetivo) de la misma. La conclusión es que la pretendida interpretación realista de las trayectorias bohmianas es muy cuestionable


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Boscá, María
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: quantum mechanics; Bohmian quantum mechanics; realistic trajectory; quantum position; mecánica cuántica; interpretación de Bohm; trayectoria bohmiana; trayectoria realista; posición.
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 18:01
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 18:01
Item ID: 10187
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.4534
Date: February 2013
Page Range: pp. 45-60
Volume: 28
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10187

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