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Quantum mechanics in terms of realism

Jabs, Arthur (2017) Quantum mechanics in terms of realism. arXiv. pp. 1-100.

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Abstract

We expound an alternative to the Copenhagen interpretation of the formalism of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. The basic difference is that the new interpretation is formulated in the language of epistemological realism. It involves a change in some basic physical concepts. The ψ function is no longer interpreted as a probability amplitude of the observed behaviour of elementary particles but as an objective physical field representing the particles themselves. The particles are thus extended objects whose extension varies in time according to the variation of ψ. They are considered as fundamental regions of space with some kind of nonlocality. Special consideration is given to the Heisenberg relations, the Einstein-Podolsky- Rosen correlations, the reduction process, the problem of measurement, and the quantum-statistical distributions.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Jabs, Arthurarthur.jabs@alumni.tu-berlin.de0000-0001-9484-958X
Keywords: quantum mechanics, realism, wavepackets, interpretation
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Arthur Jabs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 02:11
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 02:11
Item ID: 13475
Journal or Publication Title: arXiv
Publisher: arXiv
Official URL: arXiv:quant-ph/9606017
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 5 July 2017
Page Range: pp. 1-100
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13475

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