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Observables

  • Stephen J. Gustafson
  • Israel Michael Sigal
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Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Abstract

Observables are the quantities that can be experimentally measured in a given physical framework. In this chapter, we discuss the observables of quantum mechanics, as well as the notion of “quantizing” a classical theory.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Gustafson
    • 1
  • Israel Michael Sigal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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