Chaos and Quantum Chaos

Proceedings of the Eighth Chris Engelbrecht Summer School on Theoretical Physics Held at Blydepoort, Eastern Transvaal South Africa, 13–24 January 1992

  • Editors
  • W. Dieter Heiss
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 411)

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About these proceedings


Until now the important concept of quantum chaos has remained somewhat ill defined. This volume tackles the ubiquitous borderline between classical andquantum mechanics, studying in particular the semiclassical limit of chaotic systems. The effects of disorder from dynamics and their relation to stochastic systems, quantum coherence effects in mesoscopic systems, and the relevant theoretical approaches are fruitfully combined in this volume. The major paradigms of what is called quantum chaos, random matrix theory and applications to condensed matter and nuclear physics are presented. Detailed discussions of experimental work with particular emphasis on atomic physics are included. The book is highly recommended for graduate-student seminars.


Mesoscopic physics Mesoskopische Physik Quantenchaos atomic physics chaos coherence condensed matter dynamics experiment mechanics nuclear physics physics quantum chaos quantum mechanics

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-56253-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47495-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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