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Paper   IPM / P / 6764
School of Physics
  Title:   De Broglie-Bohm Quantum Theory and Perihelion Precession
1.  A. Shojai
2.  F. Shojai
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Annales de la Foundation Louis de Broglie
  No.:  81
  Vol.:  25
  Year:  2000
  Pages:   293-301
  Supported by:  IPM
By studying the central force problem in the framework of de-Broglie-Bohm theory, we observe that the perihelion precession of planets may be understood as the effect of the quantum potential. In fact, we show that there is a specific solution to de-Broglie-Bohm equations, in which the radial dependence and the sign of the quantum potential is exactly what is needed for the perihelion precession. The free parameters can be chosen such that the correct value of precession is obtained.

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