On the classical limit in Bohm's theory

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Abstract

The standard means of seeking the classical limit in Bohmian mechanics is through the imposition of vanishing quantum force and quantum potential for pure states. We argue that this approach fails, and that the Bohmian classical limit can be realized only by combining narrow wave packets, mixed states, and environmental decoherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-625
Number of pages21
JournalFoundations of Physics
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

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  • Bohmian mechanics
  • Classical limit

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On the classical limit in Bohm's theory. / Bowman, Gary E.

In: Foundations of Physics, Vol. 35, No. 4, 04.2005, p. 605-625.

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