2. Dietmar Wechsler, The Submaterial Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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Volume 14: Pages 274-279, 2001

The Submaterial Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Dietmar Wechsler

Herzogstr. 10, D 40217 Düsseldorf, Germany

In this paper the foundations of the submaterial interpretation of quantum mechanics are presented. It is shown that there is a dilemma of correspondence and composition for microphysical quantities. The resulting interpretation of quantum mechanics avoids the problems of other models and explains why the quantummechanical description cannot be extended to macroscopic bodies. Furthermore, the submaterial interpretation is the first one to provide an explanation for the fact that quantum systems show discontinuous properties (e.g., energy levels).

Keywords: quantum mechanics, correspondence principle, nonlocality, selfrepresentation, preparticles, submaterial interpretation

Received: June 25, 1999; Published online: December 15, 2008