Item description for Decoherence and the Appearance of a Classical World in Quantum Theory by Erich Joos, H. D. Zeh, Claus Kiefer, Domenico Giulini, Joachim Kupsch, I. O. Stamatescu & Erich Joos...
This book describes the phenomena that arise from the interaction between quantum systems and their environment. Since the first edition appeared in 1996, the concepts of decoherence have become firmly established experimentally and are now widely used in the literature.Its major consequencesare the emergence of "classicality", superselection rules, the border line between microscopic and macroscopic behavior, the emergence of classical spacetime, and the appearance of quantum jumps.
Most of the new developments in this rapidly evolving field are discussed in this second edition: chaos theory, quantum information, neuroscience, primordial fluctuations in cosmology, black holes and string theory, experimental tests, and interpretational issues. While the major part of the book is concerned with environmental decoherence derived from a universal Schrdinger equation, later chapters address complementary or competing approaches, such as consistent histories, open system dynamics, algebraic methods, and collapse models.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2003
ISBN 3540003908 ISBN13 9783540003908
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