Lecture Notes in Physics

Time in Quantum Mechanics - Vol. 2

Editors: Muga, Gonzalo, Ruschhaupt, Andreas, del Campo, Adolfo (Eds.)

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The treatment of time in quantum mechanics continues to be a key challenge in the foundation of quantum theory. This book follows Time in Quantum Mechanics—Volume 1 and is the second volume to detail the problems, attempts and achievements in defining, formalizing and measuring different time quantities in quantum theory. It touches upon numerous related issues as well.

Time in Quantum Mechanics—Volume 2 opens with a brief historical overview. It then offers eleven tutorial reviews which cover many open questions regarding fundamental concepts and time observables as well as a number of quantum dynamical effects and their associated characteristic time scales. In addition, the volume contains a tutorial review on atomic clocks that explains that while we do not know what time is, we know very well how to measure it with exceptional accuracy.

Thorough and lucid, this book is written as an introductory guide for newcomers to the subject. However, it is also useful as a reference for  the expert.

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Memories of Old Times: Schlick and Reichenbach on Time in Quantum Mechanics

    Pages 1-13

    Sánchez-Ron, José M.

  • The Time-Dependent Schrödinger Equation Revisited: Quantum Optical and Classical Maxwell Routes to Schrödinger’s Wave Equation

    Pages 15-24

    Scully, Marlan O.

  • Post Pauli’s Theorem Emerging Perspective on Time in Quantum Mechanics

    Pages 25-63

    Galapon, Eric A.

  • Detector Models for the Quantum Time of Arrival

    Pages 65-96

    Ruschhaupt, Andreas (et al.)

  • Dwell-Time Distributions in Quantum Mechanics

    Pages 97-125

    Muñoz, José (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time in Quantum Mechanics - Vol. 2
Editors
  • Gonzalo Muga
  • Andreas Ruschhaupt
  • Adolfo del Campo
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
789
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03174-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03174-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03173-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26193-0
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 423
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