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Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 549-561

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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and the Bohmian Interpretation

  • Hrvoje NikolićAffiliated withTheoretical Physics Division, Rudjer Bošković Institute Email author 

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Conventional relativistic quantum mechanics, based on the Klein-Gordon equation, does not possess a natural probabilistic interpretation in configuration space. The Bohmian interpretation, in which probabilities play a secondary role, provides a viable interpretation of relativistic quantum mechanics. We formulate the Bohmian interpretation of many-particle wave functions in a Lorentz-covariant way. In contrast with the nonrelativistic case, the relativistic Bohmian interpretation may lead to measurable predictions on particle positions even when the conventional interpretation does not lead to such predictions.

Key words:

relativistic quantum mechanics Klein-Gordon equation Bohmian interpretation