Can we imagine that an electron moves on an orbit of chaos?

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Sort of, but Bohr's trajectories are not Bohm's trajectories.
Also Wyatt said in Quantum Dynamics with Trajectories (pp.4) :
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However, it is important to distinguish formally exact quantum trajectory approaches from those that “simulate” quantum dynamics in terms of classical or semiclassical trajectories,
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Why?
 
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Also Wyatt said in Quantum Dynamics with Trajectories (pp.4) :
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However, it is important to distinguish formally exact quantum trajectory approaches from those that “simulate” quantum dynamics in terms of classical or semiclassical trajectories,
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Why?
I gave a link to an article on semiclassics for helium in post #15 in this thread. It looks like Wyatt considers Bohm's trajectories, whereas semiclassics uses a sum over classical periodical trajectories.
 
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Also Wyatt said in Quantum Dynamics with Trajectories (pp.4) :
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However, it is important to distinguish formally exact quantum trajectory approaches from those that “simulate” quantum dynamics in terms of classical or semiclassical trajectories,
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Why?
Are you asking why it is important to distinguish exact results from approximate ones? Because in some situations approximations give totally wrong results.
 

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