Time in Quantum Mechanics

  • J. G. Muga
  • R. Sala Mayato
  • I. L. Egusquiza

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNPMGR, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. J. Gonzalo Muga, Rafael Sala Mayato, Iñigo L. Egusquiza
    Pages 1-28
  3. Paul Busch
    Pages 69-98
  4. C. Richard Leavens
    Pages 121-152
  5. Jonathan J. Halliwell
    Pages 153-182
  6. Dmitri Sokolovski
    Pages 183-216
  7. Rafael Sala Mayato, Daniel Alonso, Iñigo L. Egusquiza
    Pages 217-255
  8. Iñigo L. Egusquiza, J. Gonzalo Muga, Andrés D. Baute
    Pages 279-304
  9. Daniela Mugnai, Anedio Ranfagni
    Pages 326-368
  10. Yakir Aharonov, Lev Vaidman
    Pages 369-412
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 413-419

About this book


The treatment of time in quantum mechanics is still an important and challenging open question in the foundation of the theory. This book describes the problems, and the attempts and achievements in defining, formalizing and measuring different time quantities in quantum theory, such as the parametric (clock) time, tunneling times, decay times, dwell times, delay times, arrival times or jump times. This multiauthored book, written as an introductory guide for the non-initiated as well as a useful source of information for the expert, covers many of the open questions. A brief historical overview is to be found in the introduction. It is followed by 12 chapters devoted to conceptual and theoretical investigations as well as experimental issues in quantum-mechanical time measurements. This unique monograph should attract physicists as well as philosophers of science working in the foundations of quantum physics.


quantum mechanics quantum physics quantum theory scattering scattering theory

Editors and affiliations

  • J. G. Muga
    • 1
  • R. Sala Mayato
    • 2
  • I. L. Egusquiza
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Química-Física Facultad de CienciasUniversidad del País VascoBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Física Fundamental IIUniversidad de La LagunaSpain
  3. 3.Fisika Teorikoaren Saila Zientzi FakultateaEuskal Herriko UnibertsitateaBilbaoSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43294-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45846-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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