Hidden Variables with Nonlocal Time

Foundations of Physics 42 (5):632-646 (2012)

To relax the apparent tension between nonlocal hidden variables and relativity, we propose that the observable proper time is not the same quantity as the usual proper-time parameter appearing in local relativistic equations. Instead, the two proper times are related by a nonlocal rescaling parameter proportional to |ψ|2, so that they coincide in the classical limit. In this way particle trajectories may obey local relativistic equations of motion in a manner consistent with the appearance of nonlocal quantum correlations. To illustrate the main idea, we first present two simple toy models of local particle trajectories with nonlocal time, which reproduce some nonlocal quantum phenomena. After that, we present a realistic theory with a capacity to reproduce all predictions of quantum theory
Keywords Nonlocal hidden variables  Proper time  Particle trajectory
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10701-012-9631-2
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 43,999
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Bell's Theorem and Bayes' Theorem.A. J. M. Garrett - 1990 - Foundations of Physics 20 (12):1475-1512.
Bell's Theorem, Inference, and Quantum Transactions.A. J. M. Garrett - 1990 - Foundations of Physics 20 (4):381-402.
Testing Super-Deterministic Hidden Variables Theories.Sabine Hossenfelder - 2011 - Foundations of Physics 41 (9):1521-1531.
Nonlocality and Conservation Laws in Hidden Variable Theories.Dien A. Rice - 1997 - Foundations of Physics 27 (10):1345-1353.
Quantum Locality.Robert B. Griffiths - 2011 - Foundations of Physics 41 (4):705-733.


Added to PP index

Total views
80 ( #102,440 of 2,266,813 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #589,669 of 2,266,813 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature