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Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 54, Issue 11, pp 1329–1334 | Cite as

Physical Consequences of Noncanonical Quantizations — An Example of so(2,1) Oscillator

  • A. Horzela
Article

Abstract

We consider noncanonical harmonic oscillator quantized as a representation of the so(2,1) algebra and investigate its termodynamical properties. For all temperatures the entropy of such a noncanonical oscillator is greater than the entropy of the canonical one. This may serve as an explanation why in the equilibrium the oscillator is canonical.

Keywords

noncanonical oscillators noncanonical quantizations alternative structures 

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© Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Horzela
    • 1
  1. 1.H. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics

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