Quantum Mechanics in Terms of Realism
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. The {\psi} 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 {\psi}. They are considered as fundamental regions of space with some kind of nonlocality. There is no waveparticle duality. The pointparticlelike behaviour is explained by spatial contraction in a deterministic reduction process.
 Publication:

Physics Essays
 Pub Date:
 1996
 DOI:
 10.4006/1.3029223
 arXiv:
 arXiv:quantph/9606017
 Bibcode:
 1996PhyEs...9...36J
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 Latex, 88 pages, 6 figures. The present version is a thorough revision, taking experimental and theoretical progress into account