Bohmian Mechanics

The Physics and Mathematics of Quantum Theory

  • Stefan Teufel
  • Detlef Dürr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 1-10
  3. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 11-42
  4. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 43-47
  5. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 49-107
  6. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 109-119
  7. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 121-127
  8. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 129-143
  9. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 145-171
  10. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 173-200
  11. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 201-209
  12. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 211-225
  13. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 227-249
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    Pages 251-278
  15. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 279-298
  16. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 299-344
  17. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 345-378
  18. Detlef Dürr, Stefan Teufel
    Pages 379-380
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 1-12

About this book

Introduction

Bohmian Mechanics was formulated in 1952 by David Bohm as a complete theory of quantum phenomena based on a particle picture. It was promoted some decades later by John S. Bell, who, intrigued by the manifestly nonlocal structure of the theory, was led to his famous Bell's inequalities. Experimental tests of the inequalities verified that nature is indeed nonlocal. Bohmian mechanics has since then prospered as the straightforward completion of quantum mechanics. This book provides a systematic introduction to Bohmian mechanics and to the mathematical abstractions of quantum mechanics, which range from the self-adjointness of the Schrödinger operator to scattering theory. It explains how the quantum formalism emerges when Boltzmann's ideas about statistical mechanics are applied to Bohmian mechanics. The book is self-contained, mathematically rigorous and an ideal starting point for a fundamental approach to quantum mechanics. It will appeal to students and newcomers to the field, as well as to established scientists seeking a clear exposition of the theory.

Keywords

Bohmian mechanics Foundations of quantum mechanics Mathematical physics of quantum mechanics Probability in physics Quantum mechanics Statistical mechanics quantum theory scattering scattering theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Teufel
  • Detlef Dürr

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b99978
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89343-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89344-8
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