On the intuitive understanding of nonlocality as implied by quantum theory
 D. J. Bohm,
 B. J. Hiley
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We bring out the fact that the essential new quality implied by the quantum theory is nonlocality; i.e., that a system cannot be analyzed into parts whose basic properties do not depend on the state of the whole system. This is done in terms of the causal interpretation of the quantum theory, proposed by one of us (D.B.) in 2952, involving the introduction of the “quantum potential.” We show that this approach implies a new universal type of description, in which the standard or canonical form is always supersystemsystemsubsystem; and this leads to the radically new notion of unbroken wholeness of the entire universe. Finally, we discuss some of the implications of extending these notions to the relativity domain, and in so doing, we indicate a novel concept of time, in terms of which relativity and quantum theory may eventually be brought together.
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 On the intuitive understanding of nonlocality as implied by quantum theory
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Foundations of Physics
Volume 5, Issue 1 , pp 93109
 Cover Date
 19750301
 DOI
 10.1007/BF01100319
 Print ISSN
 00159018
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 15729516
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 Kluwer Academic PublishersPlenum Publishers
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 D. J. Bohm ^{(1)}
 B. J. Hiley ^{(1)}
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 1. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, England