On the reality and meaning of the wave function


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Shan Gao
Shanxi University
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In this article, we give a clearer argument for the reality of the wave function in terms of protective measurements, which does not depend on nontrivial assumptions and also overcomes existing objections. Moreover, based on an analysis of the mass and charge properties of a quantum system, we propose a new ontological interpretation of the wave function. According to this interpretation, the wave function of an N-body system represents the state of motion of N particles. Moreover, the motion of particles is discontinuous and random in nature, and the modulus squared of the wave function gives the probability density that the particles appear in certain positions in space.
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