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Lecture Notes in Physics

Open Systems and Measurement in Relativistic Quantum Theory

Proceedings of the Workshop Held at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, April 3–4, 1998

Editors: Breuer, Heinz-Peter, Petruccione, Francesco (Eds.)

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This book treats modern aspects of open systems, measurement, and decoherence in relativistic quantum theory. It starts with a comprehensive introduction to the problems related to measuring local and nonlocal observables and the constraints imposed by the causality principle. In the articles that follow, the emphasis lies on new theoretical models. Quantum dynamical semigroups and stochastic processes in Hilbert space are introduced, as are dynamical reduction models. Further topics include relativistic generalizations of the continuous spontaneous localization model and of the quantum state diffusion model and decoherence and the dynamical selection of preferred basis sets in the framework of continuous measurement theory and of the decoherent histories approach. Mathematical aspects of quantum measurement theory and dynamical entropies are also studied from the viewpoint of the operational approach to quantum mechanics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Systems and Measurement in Relativistic Quantum Theory
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Workshop Held at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, April 3–4, 1998
Editors
  • Heinz-Peter Breuer
  • Francesco Petruccione
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
526
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48808-8
DOI
10.1007/BFb0104396
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-65978-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08524-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 240
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