David Wyde

An Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics


Do the laws of physics affect big and small things differently?

A Deterministic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, 4 pages.

Quantum mechanics describes particles with wave-like behavior, entangled particles whose measurements are correlated, and other phenomena that are hard to explain with ideas developed before 1900.

Different interpretations of quantum mechanics make the same real-world predictions but tell divergent stories about why and how things happen. Bohm’s interpretation handles the wave-particle duality well, but its explanation of entanglement is incompatible with relativity.

A modified version of Bohm’s interpretation can explain entanglement as a past interaction between two independent particles. This new theory is deterministic and resolves paradoxes such as Schrödinger’s cat and Wigner’s friend.