# The Quantum as an Emergent System

@article{Groessing2012TheQA, title={The Quantum as an Emergent System}, author={Gerhard Groessing and Siegfried Fussy and Johannes Mesa Pascasio and Herbert Schwabl}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2012}, volume={361}, pages={012008} }

Double slit interference is explained with the aid of what we call 21st century classical physics. We model a particle as an oscillator (bouncer) in a thermal context, which is given by some assumed zero-point field of the vacuum. In this way, the quantum is understood as an emergent system, i.e., a steady-state system maintained by a constant throughput of (vacuum) energy. To account for the particle's thermal environment, we introduce a path excitation field, which derives from the…

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