Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 113–126

On the derivation of the Schrödinger equation from stochastic mechanics

  • Timothy C. Wallstrom

DOI: 10.1007/BF00696108

Cite this article as:
Wallstrom, T.C. Found Phys Lett (1989) 2: 113. doi:10.1007/BF00696108


It is shown that the existing formulations of stochastic mechanics are not equivalent to the Schrödinger equation, as had previously been believed. It is argued that this is a reflection of fundamental inadequacies in the physical foundations of stochastic mechanics.

Key words

stochastic mechanicsquantum mechanicsSchrödinger equationNelsonhidden variables

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy C. Wallstrom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.ArcadiaCalifornia