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Phase-space functions: can they give a different view of quantum mechanics?

Abstract

The Wigner function has been studied for more than eight decades, in the quest to develop a phase-space formulation of quantum mechanics. But, it is not the only phase-space formulation. Here, we discuss the properties of some of the various phase-space approaches and how they can give new insights into many quantum properties such as entanglement, which is not normally observable.

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Ferry, D.K. Phase-space functions: can they give a different view of quantum mechanics?. J Comput Electron 14, 864–868 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10825-015-0731-z

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Keywords

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Wigner function
  • Phase-space formulations
  • Probability