Time in relativistic and nonrelativistic quantum mechanics

  title={Time in relativistic and nonrelativistic quantum mechanics},
  author={Hrvoje Nikoli{\'c}},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
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  • Published 12 November 2008
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The kinematic time operator can be naturally defined in relativistic and nonrelativistic quantum mechanics (QM) by treating time on an equal footing with space. The spacetime-position operator acts in the Hilbert space of functions of space and time. Dynamics, however, makes eigenstates of the time operator unphysical. This poses a problem for the standard interpretation of QM and reinforces the role of alternative interpretations such as the Bohmian one. The Bohmian interpretation, despite of… 
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