Doug I know that! I was referring to the ** hidden degrees of freedom** that Bohmian mechanics uses as a backbone. I don’t think it is sensible and have problems with the interpretation of quantum theory. I figure simplicity is the way to go but hidden degrees of freedom are not simple enough, I fear. See this link from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy with general overview of the theory plus objections.

Lastly, degrees of freedom are a bit more than dimensions. From fractal standpoint, the degree of freedom as a dimensional parameter makes little sense, which is why I prefer to discuss Hausdorff dimensions rather than box dimensionality.

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Mechatronics, Version 1.0, August 31, 2001, Copyright, Hugh Jack 1993-2001 [Grand Valley State U]

http://www.eod.gvsu.edu/eod/mechtron/mechtron-51.html

2 – Hi Mahndisa,

Degrees of freedom [dimensions] are often treated as strategies in various forms of game theory such as Math Plus Algebra.

Hidden degrees of freedom bother me, which is why I wonder…But who knows!

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\psi = e^{ -E/kt + iS }.

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