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Wigner distribution for angle coordinates in quantum mechanics

Mukunda, N (1979) Wigner distribution for angle coordinates in quantum mechanics. In: American Journal of Physics, 47 (2). pp. 182-187.

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Abstract

The method of Wigner distribution functions, and the Weyl correspondence between quantum and classical variables, are extended from the usual kind of canonically conjugate position and momentum operators to the case of an angle and angular momentum operator pair. The sense in which one has a description of quantum mechanics using classical phase‐space language is much clarified by this extension.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 08:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2010 08:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34506

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