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Bohmian Classical Limit in Bounded Regions

Romano, Davide (2015) Bohmian Classical Limit in Bounded Regions. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Bohmian mechanics is a realistic interpretation of quantum theory. It
shares the same ontology of classical mechanics: particles following continuous
trajectories in space through time. For this ontological continuity, it
seems to be a good candidate for recovering the classical limit of quantum
theory. Indeed, in a Bohmian framework, the issue of the classical limit
reduces to showing how classical trajectories can emerge from Bohmian
ones, under specific classicality assumptions.
In this paper, we shall focus on a technical problem that arises from the
dynamics of a Bohmian system in bounded regions; and we suggest that
a possible solution is supplied by the action of environmental decoherence.
However, we shall show that, in order to implement decoherence
in a Bohmian framework, a stronger condition is required (disjointness of
supports) rather than the usual one (orthogonality of states).


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Item Type: Preprint
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Romano, Davidedavide.romano@unil.ch
Additional Information: forthcoming in L. Felline, F. Paoli, and E. Rossanese (eds.), New Developments in Logic and Philosophy of Science. London: College Publications.
Keywords: Bohmian mechanics, classical limit, decoherence
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr Davide Romano
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 14:48
Item ID: 11969
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11969

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