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Decoherence and Entropy in Complex Systems : Selected Lectures from DICE 2002 :  Selected Lectures from DICE 2002 - Hans-Thomas Elze

Decoherence and Entropy in Complex Systems : Selected Lectures from DICE 2002

Selected Lectures from DICE 2002

By: Hans-Thomas Elze (Editor)

Hardcover Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9783540206392
Number Of Pages: 403

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Prologue.- Gravity and Cosmology - Classical and Quantum Aspects.- Quantum Mechanics in Between - Decoherence and Determinism.- Decoherence in Mesoscopic Systems.- Entropy, Chaos and Complexity.

"This book contains many fascinating thoughts on the junction of quantum mechanics, general relativity and statistical mechanics. The advantage one hopes from an interdisciplinary workshop is a pedagogical introduction. Since many of the contributors are not familiar with each others' work, they attempt to write in such a way that everyone can understand. I felt most of the authors adhered to this philosophy. It is also nice to see an index in a book of this type." (Contemporary Physics 2005, 46, page 145-146)

An Overviewp. 3
Introduction: The Relevance of Gravity for DICEp. 9
Dynamics of Pure Shape, Relativity, and the Problem of Timep. 15
Dynamics without Time for Quantum Gravity: Covariant Hamiltonian Formalism and Hamilton-Jacobi Equation on the Space Gp. 36
Some Recent Developments in the Decoherent Histories Approach to Quantum Theoryp. 63
Is There an Information-Loss Problem for Black Holes?p. 84
Threshold Effects and Lorentz Symmetryp. 96
Towards a Statistical Geometrodynamicsp. 103
Introduction: Quantum Theory and Beneath?p. 119
Probability of Intrinsic Time-Arrow from Information Lossp. 125
Master and Langevin Equations for Interaction with Electromagnetic and Gravitational Environmentsp. 136
Dissipation, Emergent Quantization, and Quantum Fluctuationsp. 151
Chaotic Quantization: Maybe the Lord Plays Dice, After All?p. 164
Quantum Correlations in Classical Statisticsp. 180
Quantum Mechanics and Discrete Time from "Timeless" Classical Dynamicsp. 196
Introduction: Experimental and Theoretical Status of Decoherencep. 223
Decoherence and Quantum Trajectoriesp. 239
Decoherence in Discrete Quantum Walksp. 253
Decoherence and Quantum-State Measurement in Quantum Opticsp. 268
The Structure of the Vacuum and the Photon Numberp. 287
On the Possibility of Quantum Coherence in Biological Systems with Application to Quantum Computingp. 296
Introduction: From Efficient Quantum Computation to Nonextensive Statistical Mechanicsp. 321
Uncertainty Domains Associated with Time Limited Perceptual Tasks: Fuzzy Overlaps or Quantum Entanglement?p. 327
Measurement and Information Extraction in Complex Dynamics Quantum Computationp. 341
Spin Glasses: Still Complex after All These Years?p. 349
Information Theory and Generalized Statisticsp. 362
Generalization of Boltzmann Equilibration Dynamicsp. 377
On the Emergence of Nonextensivity at the Edge of Quantum Chaosp. 385
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9783540206392
ISBN-10: 3540206396
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 1.7