Position measurements in the de Broglie-Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics

Gillie Naaman-Marom, Noam Erez, Lev Vaidman

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Abstract

The de Broglie-Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics assigns positions and trajectories to particles. We analyze the validity of a formula for the velocities of Bohmian particles which makes the analysis of these trajectories particularly simple. We apply it to particle detectors of four different types and show that the detectors of three of these types lead to "surrealistic trajectories", i.e., leave a trace where the Bohmian particle was not present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2522-2542
Number of pages21
JournalAnnals of Physics
Volume327
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Bohmian mechanics
  • Quantum nonlocality
  • Quantum trajectories
  • Surrealistic trajectories

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