Chapter 4. Phases and Gauges

  1. Prof. Yakir Aharonov1,2 and
  2. Dr. Daniel Rohrlich3

Published Online: 31 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619115.ch4

Quantum Paradoxes: Quantum Theory for the Perplexed

Quantum Paradoxes: Quantum Theory for the Perplexed

How to Cite

Aharonov, Y. and Rohrlich, D. (2005) Phases and Gauges, in Quantum Paradoxes: Quantum Theory for the Perplexed, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619115.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, ISRAEL

  2. 2

    Department of Physics, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29208, U.S.A.

  3. 3

    Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403912

Online ISBN: 9783527619115

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Keywords:

  • electrons;
  • quantum mechanics;
  • electric field;
  • capacitor;
  • electron

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Two Paradoxical Procedures

  • Classical and Quantum Phases

  • Phase Meets Gauge

  • The Aharonov -Bohm Effect

  • Quantum Consistency and the Aharonov -Bohm Effect

  • Flux Quantization

  • Magnetoresistance

  • Non-Abelian Phases