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Dan R. Provenzano, a PhD student at Caltech in Applied Physics
The ProWave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Copyright, July 27, 1996.
It is widely accepted in Quantum Mechanics that
measurements reveal the particle nature of elementary quanta, but there are many interpretations on how these ``particles'' move from the emitter to the point of measurement. This paper introduces in the
ProWave (for ``Propagating Wave'') Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, The basic idea is that elementary quanta always exist in the form of a wave, and always travel
in the form of a wave, described by Schrödinger evolution, but are always measured
each at a single location. This concept replaces all interpretations based on quanta traversing a particle path with the notion of a propagating wave coupled with a new concept of ``Quantum Energy Localization.'' It is argued in this paper that the ProWave Interpretation explains all known experimental results in a ``realistic'' way that would have pleased Einstein, Schrödinger, deBroglie and all those who are currently looking for a sensible way to understand the implications of Quantum Theory. As examples, the 2-slit experiment, and EPR experiment, and a quantum eraser are interpreted in the ProWave picture.