Skip to content

A relativistically covariant version of Bohm's quantum field theory for the scalar field

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • G. Horton
  • Chris Dewdney
We give a relativistically covariant, wave-functional formulation of Bohm's quantum field theory for the scalar field based on a general foliation of spacetime by space-like hypersurfaces. The wave functional, which guides the evolution of the field, is spacetime-foliation independent but the field itself is not. Hence, in order to have a theory in which the field may be considered a beable, some extra rule must be given to determine the foliation. We suggest one such rule based on the eigenvectors of the energy–momentum tensor of the field itself.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11935-11943
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Volume37
Issue number49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Related information

Relations Get citation (various referencing formats)

ID: 213807