Accession Number:

AD0640688

Title:

EFFECT OF A COORDINATE MEASUREMENT ON THE STATISTICAL ENSEMBLE OF A QUANTUM MECHANICAL SYSTEM,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A method is developed for discussing the measurement of quantum mechanical observables with continuous eigenvalue spectra. In this method, the Wigner distribution function has a role similar to that of the Gibbs phase space density in the corresponding classical problem. The analysis applies to a wide class of physical situations, such as a field or a material particle. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE