Volume 3: Pages 221-223, 1990
A Note on Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
L. Mayants 1
1Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 U.S.A.
A simple reasoning involving the classical limit of quantum mechanics leads to the conclusion that Bohm's idea of “quantum potential” is groundless, and his interpretation cannot be regarded as properly founded.
Keywords: Bohm's causal interpretation, quantum mechanics, classical limit, Hamilton‐Jacobi equation, Hamilton‐Jacobi function, quantum potential, quantum‐mechanical kinetic energy
Received: March 28, 1989; Published Online: December 15, 2008