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Density Operator, Density Matrix

  • Hans Paetz gen. SchieckEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 842)

Abstract

The density matrix is especially suited for a description of an arbitrary (pure or mixed) polarization state (differently from a wave function). With it averages and expectation values as well as statistical distributions of measurable quantities can be described.

Keywords

Density Matrix Pure State Spherical Harmonic Tensor Moment Transformation Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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