Chaotic Behavior in Quantum Systems

Theory and Applications

  • Giulio Casati

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 120)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jean Bellissard
    Pages 11-35
  3. S. S. M. Wong
    Pages 83-101
  4. Oriol Bohigas, Marie-Joya Giannoni, Charles Schmit
    Pages 103-111
  5. Giulio Casati, Giorgio Mantica, Italo Guarneri
    Pages 113-122
  6. M. V. Berry
    Pages 123-140
  7. Martin Gutzwiller
    Pages 149-164
  8. Asher Peres
    Pages 165-170
  9. Roderick V. Jensen
    Pages 171-186
  10. R. E. Prange, D. R. Grempel, Shmuel Fishman
    Pages 205-216
  11. Allan N. Kaufman, Steven W. McDonald, Eliezer Rosengaus
    Pages 217-225
  12. Robert Graham
    Pages 227-233
  13. William P. Reinhardt
    Pages 235-254
  14. E. J. Heller, R. L. Sundberg
    Pages 255-292
  15. Vincenzo Aquilanti, Simonetta Cavalli, Gaia Grossi
    Pages 299-308
  16. N. G. van Kampen
    Pages 309-319
  17. A. Barchielli, L. Lanz, G. M. Prosperi
    Pages 321-344
  18. Otto E. Rössler
    Pages 345-351
  19. Willis E. Lamb Jr.
    Pages 353-361
  20. John Archibald Wheeler
    Pages 363-378
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 379-380

About this book


Six years ago, in June 1977, the first international conference on chaos in classical dynamical systems took place here in Como. For the first time, physicists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, economists, and others got together to discuss the relevance of the recent progress in nonlinear classical dynamics for their own research field. Immediately after, pUblication of "Nonlinear Science Abstracts" started, which, in turn, led to the Physica D Journal and to a rapid increase of the research activity in the whole area with the creation of numerous "Nonlinear Centers" around the world. During these years great progress has been made in understanding the qualitative behavior of classical dynamical systems and now we can appreciate the beautiful complexity and variety of their motion. Meanwhile, an increasing number of scientists began to wonder whether and how such beautiful structures would persist in quantum motion. Indeed, mainly integrable systems have been previously con­ sidered by Quantum Mechanics and therefore the problem is open how to describe the qualitative behavior of systems whose classical limit is non-integrable. The present meeting was organized in view of the fact that scientists working in different fields - mathematicians, theoretical physicists, solid state physicists, nuclear physicists, chemists and others - had common problems. Moreover, we felt that it was necessary to clarify some fundamental questions concerning the logical basis for the discussion including the very definition of chaos in Quantum Mechanics.


chaos coherence quantum chaos quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Giulio Casati
    • 1
  1. 1.Alessandro Volta Center for Scientific CultureComoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9485-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2443-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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