The Weyl Operator and its Generalization by Leon CohenThe Weyl Operator and its Generalization by Leon Cohen

The Weyl Operator and its Generalization

byLeon Cohen

Paperback | December 12, 2012

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The discovery of quantum mechanics in the years 1925-1930 necessitated the consideration of associating ordinary functions with non-commuting operators. Methods were proposed by Born/Jordan, Kirkwood, and Weyl. Sometime later, Moyal saw the connection between the Weyl rule and the Wigner distribution, which had been proposed by Wigner in 1932 as a way of doing quantum statistical mechanics. The basic idea of associating functions with operators has since been generalized and developed to a high degree. It has found several application fields, including quantum mechanics, pseudo-differential operators, time-frequency analysis, quantum optics, wave propagation, differential equations, image processing, radar, and sonar.

This book aims at bringing together the results from the above mentioned fields in a unified manner and showing the reader how the methods have been applied. A wide audience is addressed, particularly students and researchers who want to obtain an up-to-date working knowledge of the field. The mathematics is accessible to the uninitiated reader and is presented in a straightforward manner.

Title:The Weyl Operator and its GeneralizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:159 pagesPublished:December 12, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034802935

ISBN - 13:9783034802932


Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Fundamental Idea, Terminology, and Operator Algebra.- The Weyl Operator.- The Algebra of the Weyl Operator.- Product of Operators, Commutators, and the Moyal Sin Bracket.- Some Other Ordering Rules.- Generalized Operator Association.- The Fourier, Monomial, and Delta Function Associations.- Transformation Between Associations.- Path Integral Approach.- The Distribution of a Symbol and Operator.- The Uncertainty Principle.- Phase-Space Distributions.- Amplitude, Phase, Instantaneous Frequency, and the Hilbert Transform.- Time - Frequency Analysis.- The Transformation of Differential Equations into Phase Space.- The Representation of Functions.- The N Operator Case.