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Time in quantum mechanics II

herausgegeben vonGonzalo MugaAndreas RuschhauptAdolfo del Campo


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.


Details | Inhaltsverzeichnis

Memories of old times

Schlick and Reichenbach on time in quantum mechanics

José M. Sánchez-Ron

The time-dependent Schrödinger equation revisited

quantum optical and classical Maxwell routes to Schrödinger's wave equation

Marlan O. Scully

Timescales in quantum open systems

dynamics of time correlation functions and stochastic quantum trajectory methods in non-markovian systems

Daniel AlonsoInés de Vega


Publication details

Publisher: Springer

Ort: Dordrecht

Year: 2009

Seiten: 423

Series: Lecture Notes in Physics

Series volume: 789

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03174-8

ISBN (hardback): 978-3-642-03173-1

ISBN (digital): 978-3-642-03174-8


Muga Gonzalo, Ruschhaupt Andreas, del Campo Adolfo (2009) Time in quantum mechanics II. Dordrecht, Springer.