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dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Howarden_US
dc.contributor.editorEberhard Bodenschatzen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:51:26Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:51:26Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-08T06:28:43Z
dc.identifier.issn1367-2630en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/1367-2630/9/6/165en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18286
dc.description.abstractBohmian mechanics (BM) is a popular interpretation of quantum mechanics in which particles have real positions. The velocity of a point x in configuration space is defined as the standard probability current j(x) divided by the probability density P(x). However, this ``standard'' j is in fact only one of infinitely many that transform correctly and satisfy /dot P + /del . j=0. In this article I show that there is a unique j that can be determined experimentally as a weak value using techniques that would make sense to a classical physicist. Moreover, this operationally defined j equals the standard j, so, assuming /dot x = j/P, the possible Bohmian paths can also be determined experimentally from a large enough ensemble. Furthermore, this approach to deriving BM singles out x as the hidden variable, because (for example) the operationally defined momentum current is in general incompatible with the evolution of the momentum distribution. Finally I discuss how, in this setting, the usual quantum probabilities can be derived from a Bayesian standpoint, via the principle of indifference.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeOnlineen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.iop.org/EJ/journal/NJPen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom165-1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto165-12en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNew Journal of Physicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode240201en_US
dc.titleGrounding Bohmian mechanics in weak values and bayesianismen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 Institute of Physics Publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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