Coherent States in Quantum Physics
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Author(s): Prof. Jean-Pierre Gazeau
Published Online: 7 JAN 2010
Print ISBN: 9783527407095
Online ISBN: 9783527628285
About this Book
This self-contained introduction discusses the evolution of the notion of coherent states, from the early works of Schrödinger to the most recent advances, including signal analysis. An integrated and modern approach to the utility of coherent states in many different branches of physics, it strikes a balance between mathematical and physical descriptions.
Split into two parts, the first introduces readers to the most familiar coherent states, their origin, their construction, and their application and relevance to various selected domains of physics. Part II, mostly based on recent original results, is devoted to the question of quantization of various sets through coherent states, and shows the link to procedures in signal analysis.