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Dissipative quantum mechanics. Metriplectic dynamics in action

  • Łukasz A. Turski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 477)

Abstract

The inherent linearity of quantum mechanics is one of the difficulties in developing a fully quantum theory of dissipative processes. Several microscopic and more or less phenomenological descriptions of quantum dissipative dynamics have been proposed in the past. Following the successful development of classical metriplectic dynamics — a systematic description of dissipative systems using a natural extension of symplectic dynamics — we discuss the possibility of a similar formulation for quantum dissipative systems. Particular attention is paid to the Madelung representation of quantum mechanics.

Keywords

Dissipative System Spin Length SchrSdinger Equation Dimensional Phase Space Dissipative Quantum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Łukasz A. Turski
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  1. 1.Center for Theoretical PhysicsPolish Academy of Sciences and School of ScienceWarszawaPoland

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