--- In bell_bohm@y..., koul@p... wrote:

> Allow me to start with "simple" questions.

> 1. Does the determinism of HV theories

> mean that Plank's constant is not fundamental constant which bounds

the

> ability of

> measurement "to question" the system and to get the deterministic

response

> (if we knew

> the "hidden configuration" exactly)?

Correct. Although \hbar is still a fundamental constant of nature, but

not pertaining to any (in)ability to measure things.

> 2. Do HV theories reduce the infinitely dimenrional Hilbert space of

standard

> QM (SQM) to finite (?)

> dimensional phase space of HVs?

Some might, but dBB does not, because the wavefunction still exists in

these theories in addition to the (e.g.) particles. So the particles

live in finite dimensional config spaces, but the wavefunction still

lives in Hilbert space.