Accession Number:

ADA224024

Title:

Wigner Symbols, Quantum Dynamics, and the Kicked Rotator

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The kicked rotator is used to show how to apply the formalism of Wigner symbols to the study of quantum dynamics. This approach provides a simple and direct method of comparing quantum and classical dynamics. The leading quantum effects are examined in detail for small values of h-bar and discuss the time scales at which quantum effects appear.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE