Reflections on the deBroglie–Bohm Quantum Potential

Erkenntnis 68 (1):21-39 (2008)


The deBroglie-Bohm quantum potential is the potential energy function of the wave field. The quantum potential facilitates the transference of energy from wave field to particle and back again which accounts for energy conservation in isolated quantum Systems. Factors affecting energy exchanges and the form of the quantum potential are discussed together with the related issues of the absence of a source term for the wave field and the lack of a classical back reaction.

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