Time in Quantum Mechanics - Vol. 2

  • Gonzalo Muga
  • Andreas Ruschhaupt
  • Adolfo del Campo

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 789)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Andreas Ruschhaupt, J. Gonzalo Muga, Gerhard C. Hegerfeldt
    Pages 65-96
  3. José Muñoz, Iñigo L. Egusquiza, Adolfo del Campo, Dirk Seidel, J. Gonzalo Muga
    Pages 97-125
  4. Gerhard C. Hegerfeldt
    Pages 127-174
  5. Robert W. Boyd, Daniel J. Gauthier, Paul Narum
    Pages 175-204
  6. Martin C. Fischer, Mark G. Raizen
    Pages 205-237
  7. Joan Martorell, J. Gonzalo Muga, Donald W.L. Sprung
    Pages 239-275
  8. Gerhard G. Paulus, Dieter Bauer
    Pages 303-339
  9. Carl M. Bender, Dorje C. Brody
    Pages 341-361
  10. Robert Wynands
    Pages 363-418
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 419-423

About this book


The treatment of time in quantum mechanics continues to be a key challenge in the foundation of quantum theory. This book follows Time in Quantum Mechanics—Volume 1 and is the second volume to detail the problems, attempts and achievements in defining, formalizing and measuring different time quantities in quantum theory. It touches upon numerous related issues as well.

Time in Quantum Mechanics—Volume 2 opens with a brief historical overview. It then offers eleven tutorial reviews which cover many open questions regarding fundamental concepts and time observables as well as a number of quantum dynamical effects and their associated characteristic time scales. In addition, the volume contains a tutorial review on atomic clocks that explains that while we do not know what time is, we know very well how to measure it with exceptional accuracy.

Thorough and lucid, this book is written as an introductory guide for newcomers to the subject. However, it is also useful as a reference for  the expert.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Gonzalo Muga
    • 1
  • Andreas Ruschhaupt
    • 2
  • Adolfo del Campo
    • 3
  1. 1.Depto. Quimica Fisica EHUUniversidad Pais VascoBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Inst. Mathematische PhysikTU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Inst. Mathematical SciencesImperial College LondonLondonUK

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