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From micro to macro quantum systems : a unified formalism with superselection rules and its applications

Author: K Kong Wan
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, ©2006.
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Wan, K. Kong.
From micro to macro quantum systems.
London : Imperial College Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006281746
(OCoLC)69243878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Kong Wan
ISBN: 1860949088 9781860949081
OCLC Number: 305127691
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 688 pages)
Contents: I. Aspects of geometric and operator theories. 1. Manifolds and dynamical systems. 1.1. Topological spaces and topological equivalence. 1.2. Euclidean spaces. 1.3. Differential operators, vectors and fields. 1.4. Cotangent vectors and differential forms. 1.5. Differentiable manifolds. 1.6. Classical dynamical systems. 2. Operators and their direct integrals. 2.1. Hilbert spaces. 2.2. Operators: basic definitions. 2.3. Types of operators and their reductions. 2.4. Unitary operators and unitary transforms. 2.5. Extensions of symmetric operators. 2.6. Probability and expectation values. 2.7. Spectral measures and probability. 2.8. Selfadjointness and spectral decomposition. 2.9. Generalized spectral measures and probability. 2.10. Spectral functions of symmetric operators. 2.11. Probability and operators. 2.12. Local operators in coordinate space. 2.13. Direct integrals of Hilbert spaces. 2.14. Direct integrals of operators. 2.15. Direct integrals of tensor products --
II. Orthodox and generalized quantum mechanics. 3. Orthodox quantum mechanics. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Orthodox quantum statics. 3.3. Quantization in IE[symbol]. 3.4. Orthodox quantum dynamics. 3.5. Quantum state preparation. 3.6. Quantum measurement. 4. Physical theory in Hilbert space. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Unified statics in direct integral space. 4.3. States and superposition principle. 4.4. Unified dynamics in direct integral space. 4.5 Classical systems of finite order. 4.6. Mixed quantum systems. 4.7. Coupling of systems of different types. 4.8. Concluding remarks. 5. Generalized quantum mechanics. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Maximal symmetric operators and observables. 5.3. Approximate and related observables. 5.4. Implications on quantization. 5.5. Time operators and uncertainty relation. 5.6. Local values in coordinate and in phase spaces. 5.7. Appendix on maximal probability families. 5.8. Appendix on time operators. 5.9. Concluding remarks --
III. Point interactions, macroscopic quantum systems and superselection rules. 6. Point interactions. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Extensions of symmetric operators. 6.3. Extensions of direct sum operators. 6.4. Quantization by parts and point interactions. 6.5. Classification of point interactions in IE. 6.6. Remarks on quantization by parts. 6.7. Charged particles in circular motion. 6.8. Point interactions in a circle. 6.9. Classification of point interactions in C. 6.10. Current and stationary states in a circle. 7. Macroscopic quantum systems. 7.1. Single-particle representation. 7.2. Macroscopic wave function hypothesis. 7.3. Uniformly thick superconducting rings. 7.4. Superconducting rings with a junction. 7.5. Feynman's derivation of Josephson's equation. 7.6. Superconducting wire with a junction. 7.7 Y-shape circuits. 7.8. Continuous Y-Shape circuit. 7.9. Superconducting quantum interference devices. 7.10. Non-equilibrium mixed quantum system. 7.11. BCS theory and superselection rules. 7.12. Conceptual analyses. 7.13. Orthodox quantum systems. 7.14. Prospects and other approaches --
IV. Asymptotic disjointness, asymptotic separability, quantum mechanics on path space and superselection rules. 8. Separability and decoherence. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Scattering systems and de Broglie paradox. 8.3. Schrödinger's cat states. 8.4. Superconducting Schrödinger's cat states. 8.5. Asymptotically separable quantum theory. 8.6. Entanglement and decoherence. 8.7. Chronological disordering. 9. Quantum mechanics on path space. 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. Physical space and path space. 9.3. Functions on path space. 9.4. Quantum mechanics on path space. 9.5. Josephson effect and superselection rules. 9.6. Concluding remarks.
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