Decoherence and the Appearance of a Classical World in Quantum Theory / Edition 2

Decoherence and the Appearance of a Classical World in Quantum Theory / Edition 2

by Erich Joos, H. Dieter Zeh, Claus Kiefer, Domenico J. W. Giulini
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642055761

ISBN-13: 9783642055768

Pub. Date: 12/06/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

A unique description of the phenomena that arise from the interaction between quantum systems and their environment. Because of the novel character of the approach discussed, the book addresses scientists from all fields of physics and related disciplines as well as students of physics.  See more details below

Overview

A unique description of the phenomena that arise from the interaction between quantum systems and their environment. Because of the novel character of the approach discussed, the book addresses scientists from all fields of physics and related disciplines as well as students of physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642055768
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2003
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
1.03(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation.- 3 Decoherence Through Interaction with the Environment.- 4 Decoherence in Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Gravity.- 5 Consistent Histories and Decoherence.- 6 Superselection Rules and Symmetries.- 7 Open Quantum Systems.- 8 Shastic Collapse Models.- 9 Related Concepts and Methods.- A1 Equation of Motion of a Mass Point.- A2 Solutions for the Equation of Motion.- A3 Elementary Properties of Composite Systems in Quantum Mechanics.- A4 Quantum Correlations.- A5 Hamiltonian Formulation of Quantum Mechanics.- A6 Galilean Symmetry of Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.- A7 Shastic Processes.- References.

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