Decoherence and the Appearance of a Classical World in Quantum Theory / Edition 2by Erich Joos, H. Dieter Zeh, Claus Kiefer, Domenico J. W. Giulini
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.
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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- Edition description:
- Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2003
- 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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