The zitterbewegung interpretation of quantum mechanics

  title={The zitterbewegung interpretation of quantum mechanics},
  author={David Hestenes},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • D. Hestenes
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
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