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Decoherence and the appearance of a classical world in quantum theory

Author: Erich Joos; et al
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Joos; et al
ISBN: 3540003908 9783540003908
OCLC Number: 318277162
Description: xii, 496 p. : il. ; 24 cm
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 Stochastic 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 Stochastic Processes.- References.
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