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An Ontological Interpretation of the Wave Function

Gao, Shan (2013) An Ontological Interpretation of the Wave Function. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is argued that, based on a new analysis of two-body systems, wave function realism seems to imply an unique ontological interpretation of the wave function, according to which the wave function represents the state of random discontinuous motion of particles, and in particular, its modulus square gives the probability density of the particles appearing in certain positions in space.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: wave function, realism, protective measurement, psi-ontology, two-body system, configuration space, particles, random discontinuous motion
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 14:17
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 14:17
Item ID: 10129
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 10 December 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10129

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