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Classical and Quantum Dynamics

from Classical Paths to Path Integrals

Authors: Dittrich, Walter, Reuter, Martin

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About this Textbook

In the past 10 to 15 years, the quantum leap in understanding of nonlinear dynamics has radically changed the frame of reference of physicists contemplating such systems. This book treats classical and quantum mechanics using an approach as introduced by nonlinear Hamiltonian dynamics and path integral methods. It is written for graduate students who want to become familiar with the more advancedcomputational strategies in classical and quantum dynamics. Therefore, worked examples comprise a large part of the text. While the first half of the book lays the groundwork for a standard course, the second half, with its detailed treatment of the time-dependent oscillator, classical and quantum Chern-Simons mechanics, the Maslov anomaly and the Berry phase, willacquaint the reader with modern topological methods that have not as yet found their way into the textbook literature.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dittrich, Professor Dr. Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • The Action Principles in Mechanics

    Dittrich, Professor Dr. Walter (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Application of the Action Principles

    Dittrich, Professor Dr. Walter (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • Jacobi Fields, Conjugate Points

    Dittrich, Professor Dr. Walter (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Canonical Transformations

    Dittrich, Professor Dr. Walter (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

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eBook $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical and Quantum Dynamics
Book Subtitle
from Classical Paths to Path Integrals
Authors
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-97921-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-97921-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 341
Topics