Complex correspondence principle

Bender, C., Hook, D. W., Meisinger, P. N. & Wang, Q-H. (2010). Complex correspondence principle. Physical Review Letters, 104(6), e061601. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.061601

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Quantum mechanics and classical mechanics are distinctly different theories, but the correspondence principle states that quantum particles behave classically in the limit of high quantum number. In recent years much research has been done on extending both quantum and classical mechanics into the complex domain. These complex extensions continue to exhibit a correspondence, and this correspondence becomes more pronounced in the complex domain. The association between complex quantum mechanics and complex classical mechanics is subtle and demonstrating this relationship requires the use of asymptotics beyond all orders.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright American Physical Society, 2010
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Science

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