Foundations of Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 11, pp 1168–1187 | Cite as

A Minimal Framework for Non-Commutative Quantum Mechanics

Article

Abstract

Deformation quantisation is applied to ordinary Quantum Mechanics by introducing the star product in a configuration space combining a Riemannian structure with a Poisson one. A Hilbert space compatible with such a configuration space is designed. The dynamics is expressed by a Hermitian Hamiltonian containing a scalar potential and a one-form potential. As a simple illustration, it is shown how a particular type of non-commutativity of the star product is interpretable as generating the Zeeman effect of ordinary Quantum Mechanics.

Keywords

Non-commutative quantum mechanics Deformation quantisation Konstevich product 

Mathematics Subject Classification

53D55 53D17 81R60 81S10 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNational University of IrelandCorkIreland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsNational University of IrelandCorkIreland

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