The Emergence of Classical Physics

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


Quantum physics is nothing like classical physics and it is probably not an exaggeration to say that we just get used to quantum physics — without really understanding it — as we learn more about it! There are several conceptual and technical problems involved in taking the classical limit of a quantum mechanical description. We will not worry too much about the conceptual issues — interesting though they are — but will instead concentrate on one technical issue in this chapter.


Action Principle Classical Limit Wigner Function Classical Physic Classical Trajectory 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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