## Virtual Particle Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics a Non-Dualistic Model of QM with a Natural Probability Interpretation

**Authors:** Janne Mikael Karimäki

An interpretation of non-relativistic quantum mechanics is presented
in the spirit of Erwin Madelung’s hydrodynamic formulation of QM [1]
and Louis de Broglie’s and David Bohm’s pilot wave models [2, 3]. The
aims of the approach are as follows: 1) to have a clear ontology for QM, 2)
to describe QM in a causal way, 3) to get rid of the wave-particle dualism
in pilot wave theories, 4) to provide a theoretical framework for describing
creation and annihilation of particles, and 5) to provide a possible connection
between particle QM and virtual particles in QFT. These goals are
achieved, if the wave function is replaced by a fluid of so called virtual
particles. It is also assumed that in this fluid of virtual particles exist a
few real particles and that only these real particles can be directly observed.
This has relevance for the measurement problem in QM and it
is found that quantum probabilities arise in a very natural way from the
structure of the theory. The model presented here is very similar to a
recent computational model of quantum physics [4] and recent Bohmian
models of QFT [5, 6].

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[v1] 2012-03-29 13:17:13

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