The Principles of Newtonian and Quantum Mechanics: The Need for Planck's Constant, H
This book deals with the foundations of classical physics from the OC symplecticOCO point of view, and of quantum mechanics from the OC metaplecticOCO point of view. The Bohmian interpretation of quantum mechanics is discussed. Phase space quantization is achieved using the OC principle of the symplectic camelOCO, which is a recently discovered deep topological property of Hamiltonian flows. The mathematical tools developed in this book are the theory of the metaplectic group, the Maslov index in a precise form, and the Leray index of a pair of Lagrangian planes. The concept of the OC metatronOCO is introduced, in connection with the Bohmian theory of motion. A precise form of Feynman''s integral is introduced in connection with the extended metaplectic representation. Contents: From Kepler to SchrAdinger OC and Beyond; Newtonian Mechanics; The Symplectic Group; Action and Phase; Semi-Classical Mechanics; The Metaplectic Group and the Maslov Index; SchrAdinger''s Equation and the Metatron. Readership: Researchers and graduate students in mathematical physics."
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1 FROM KEPLER TO SCHRODINGER AND BEYOND
2 NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
3 THE SYMPLECTIC GROUP
4 ACTION AND PHASE
5 SEMICLASSICAL MECHANICS
6 THE METAPLECTIC GROUP AND THE MASLOV INDEX
7 SCHRODINGERS EQUATION AND THE METATRON
A Symplectic Linear Algebra
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