Foundations of Physics

, Volume 18, Issue 9, pp 887–911 | Cite as

Local observables, nonlocality, and asymptotically separable quantum mechanics

  • K. Kong Wan
Part III. Invited Papers Dedicated To David Bohm


Quantum mechanics is troubled by the problem of nonlocality inherent in the theory. In a series of papers we explore the possibility of an algebraic formulation of quantum mechanics based on local observables which would incorporate nonlocality when small distances are involved but would be separable at large distances. This paper reviews some of the basic ideas and theories developed recently. These include a unified localization scheme, the introduction of local comoving evolution, local comoving observables, and related conservation laws. Technical considerations and mathematical jargon are kept to a minimum to avoid obscuring physical reasoning.


Quantum Mechanic Large Distance Small Distance Physical Reasoning Unify Localization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kong Wan
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSt. Andrews UniversitySt. Andrews, FifeScotland, United Kingdom

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