Accession Number : AD0640688

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

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Glassgold,A. E. ; Holliday,Dennis

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 28

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)

Descriptors :   (*QUANTUM THEORY, MEASUREMENT), STATISTICAL PROCESSES, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE