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A Trajectory Description of Quantum Processes. I. Fundamentals

A Bohmian Perspective

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  • Thorough introduction to, and treatment of, trajectory-based quantum-mechanical calculations
  • Useful for a wide range of scattering problems
  • Presents the fundamentals of the trajectory description of basic quantum processes
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP, volume 850)

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Trajectory-based formalisms are an intuitively appealing way of describing quantum processes because they allow the use of "classical" concepts. Beginning at an introductory level suitable for students, this two-volume monograph presents (1) the fundamentals and (2) the applications of the trajectory description of basic quantum processes. This first volume is focussed on the classical and quantum background necessary to understand the fundamentals of Bohmian mechanics, which can be considered the main topic of this work. Extensions of the formalism to the fields of open quantum systems and to optics are also proposed and discussed.

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From the reviews:

“The aim of the book of Sanz and Miret-Artés, the first in a two-volume set, is to promote the practical applications of quantum trajectories, at a level suitable for graduate students. … This book is recommended as an introduction to several important themes of contemporary quantum physics.” (Peter Holland, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 54 (1), 2013)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Inst. Físíca Fundamental, Depto. Físíca Atómica,, CSIC Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    Ángel S. Sanz, Salvador Miret-Artés

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Trajectory Description of Quantum Processes. I. Fundamentals

  • Book Subtitle: A Bohmian Perspective

  • Authors: Ángel S. Sanz, Salvador Miret-Artés

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Physics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-18091-0Published: 26 March 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-18092-7Published: 27 March 2012

  • Series ISSN: 0075-8450

  • Series E-ISSN: 1616-6361

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 299

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Quantum Physics, Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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