Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 99–103 | Cite as

Identification of hidden variables through Everett’s formalism



It is well known that the conventional interpretation of quantum mechanics entails several paradoxes which have not been resolved in a complete and convincing way. To avoid these paradoxes other interpretations were suggested and advances, among which were the “hidden variables” theory (HV) of Bohm and Bub [1], and the “relative state” theory of Everett [2]. These HV have not, up to now, been identified, but if we compare these theories we can show an equivalence between them, and arrive at a possible definition of the HV.

Key words

hidden variables memory sequence relative state universal wave function 


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  1. 1.
    David Bohm and J. Bub,Rev. Mod. Phys. 38, 453 (1966).MATHCrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hugh Everett,Rev. Mod. Phys. 29, 454 (1957).CrossRefADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

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