TITLE

Matrix Revolutions: An Introduction to Quantum Variables for Young Mathematicians

AUTHOR(S)
Effros, Edward G.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2004, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an introduction to quantum variables for mathematicians. Recognition of the major shift in physics from mathematical physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg's formulation of matrix mechanics; Replacement of the function of quantities in classical physics by non-commuting infinite matrices or Hilbert space operators in quantum theory; Formulation of the canonical commutation relation equation for the position and momentum operators; Refinement of Planck's principle of the assumption of integer increments of the universal constant by action variables.
ACCESSION #
14939449

 

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