The divine clockwork: Bohr's correspondence principle and Nelson's stochastic mechanics for the atomic elliptic state
Journal of Mathematical Physics
We consider the Bohr correspondence limit of the Schrodinger wave function for an atomic elliptic state. We analyse this limit in the context of Nelson's stochastic mechanics, exposing an underlying deterministic dynamical system in which trajectories converge to Keplerian motion on an ellipse. This solves the long standing problem of obtaining Kepler's laws of planetary motion in a quantum mechanical setting. In this quantum mechanical setting, local mild instabilities occur in the Kelperian
... bit for eccentricities greater than 1/√(2) which do not occur classically.