Coherent States: Applications In Physics And Mathematical Physics

Coherent States: Applications In Physics And Mathematical Physics

Author: John R Klauder

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814590884

Category: Science

Page: 932

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This volume is a review on coherent states and some of their applications. The usefulness of the concept of coherent states is illustrated by considering specific examples from the fields of physics and mathematical physics. Particular emphasis is given to a general historical introduction, general continuous representations, generalized coherent states, classical and quantum correspondence, path integrals and canonical formalism. Applications are considered in quantum mechanics, optics, quantum chemistry, atomic physics, statistical physics, nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. A selection of original papers is reprinted.