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Quantum Physics Mathematics
Quantum Physics Tools in Real Life Reality
Quantum Physics Tools in Physics / Quantum Physics Mathematics Language Numbers Variables Position is 2. 0 m and velocity is 4. 0 m/s Vectors Reality Functions
Quantum Physics Superposition Vectors - Functions S 1 3 4 2 Music Heat Pulse train Sampling
Quantum Physics Reality - Theory / Mathematical room Reality
Quantum Physics Reality - Theory / Mathematical room - Classical Physics Theory Mathematical room Reality
Quantum Physics Reality - Theory / Mathematical room - Quantum Physics Theory Mathematical room Reality
Quantum Physics Theories Dn Relativity Theory High velocity Do Ordinary Classic Theory Low velocity Dn Do Do = Domain described by old theory Dn = Domain described by new theory Quantum Physics Micro Macro
Quantum Physics Postulates 1. Every system is described by a state vector that is an element of a Hilbert space. 2. An action or a measurement on a system is associated with an operator.
Quantum Physics Observation / Measurement in daily life The length of the table is independent of an observation or a measurement. The behaviour of the class is perhaps not independent of an observation (making a video of the class)
Quantum Physics Observation of position, changing the velocity A ball with a known velocity and unknown position. Try to determine the position. A bit unlucky one foot hits the ball. The position is known when the ball is touched, but now the velocity is changing. Just after the hit of the ball, the position is known, but now the velocity is unknown.
Quantum Physics Observation of current and voltage Input of amperemeter and voltmeter disturb the current and voltage.
Quantum Physics Observation of angular momentum in one direction influence on the angular momentum in another direction Silver atoms going through a vertical magnetic field dividing the beam into two new beams dependent of the angular momentum of the atom. Three magnetic fields: Vertical, horizontal, vertical. Every time the beam is divided into two new beams. No sorting mechanism. A new vertical/horisontal measurement disturbs/changes the horisontal/vertical beam property.
Quantum Physics Entanglement Quantum entanglement occurs when particles such as photons, electrons, molecules and even small diamonds interact physically and then become separated. When a measurement is made on one of member of such a pair, the other member will at any subsequent time be found to have taken the appropriate correlated value. According to the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics, their shared state is indefinite until measured. Entanglement is a challange in our understanding of nature og will hopefully give us new technological applications.
Quantum Physics Observation / Measurement - Classical A car (particle) is placed behind a person. The person with the car behind, cannot see the car. The person turns around and observeres the car. Classically we will say: The car was at the same place also just before the observation.
Quantum Physics Observation / Measurement - Quantum A A car is placed in the position A behind a person. The person with the car behind, cannot yet observe the car. B The person turns around and observeres the car in the position B. In quantum physics it’s possible that the observation of a property of the car moves the car to another position.
Quantum Physics Observation / Measurement - Quantum Question: Where was the car before the observation? ? Realist: The car was at B. Orthodox: The car wasn’t really anywhere. B Agnostic: Refuse to answer. If this is true, quantum physics is incomplete. There must be some hidden variables (Einstein). It’s the act of measurement that force the particle to ‘take a stand’. Observations not only disturb, but they also produce. No sense to ask before a measurent. Orthodox supported by theory (Bell 1964) and experiment (Aspect 1982).
Quantum Physics Observation Before the measurement M After the measurement M
M Quantum Physics Observation Superposition Before the measurement the position of the car is a superposition of infinitely many positions. M The measurement produce a specific position of the car. M A repeated measurement on the new system produce the same result. M
Quantum Physics Superposition Fourier Music Heat Pulse train Sampling
Quantum Physics Classical: Vector expanded in an orthonormal basis - I
Quantum Physics Classical: Vector expanded in an orthonormal basis - II Complex coefficients
Quantum Physics State vector expanded in an orthonormal basis
Quantum Physics Bra Space - Dual space Ket Dual space Space
Quantum Physics Probability amplitude Same state cn cn 2 : Probability amplitude : Probability Normalization of a state vector don’t change the probability distributions. Therefore we postulate c and to represent the same state.
Quantum Physics Projection Operator
Quantum Physics Unit Operator
Quantum Physics Orthonormality - Completeness Orthonormality Projection Operator Completeness
Quantum Physics Orthonormality - Completeness Discrete - Continuous Discrete State Orthonormality Projection Operator Completeness Continuous
Quantum Physics Operator Eigenvectors - Eigenvalues Eigenvectors are of special interest since experimentally we always observe that subsequent measurements of a system return the same result (collapse of wave function). A A Consequence of Spectral Theorem: The only allowed physical results of measurements of the observable A are the elements of the spectrum of the operator which corresponds to A. Measured quantity
Quantum Physics Operator Self-adjoint operator Def: Self-adjoint operator: Def: Hermitian operator: The distinction between Hermitian and self-adjoint operators is relevant only for operators in infinite-dimensional vector spaces. Proof:
Quantum Physics Operator Theorem: Proof: Canceling i and adding
Quantum Physics Hermitian operator The eigenvalues of a Hermitian operator are real Theorem: Proof: The eigenvalues of a Hermitian operator are real.
Quantum Physics Hermitian operator Eigenstates with different eigenvalues are orthogonal Theorem: Proof: Eigenvalues corresponding to distinct eigenvalues of an Hermitian operator must be orthogonal.
Quantum Physics Operator expanded by eigenvectors Eigenvectors are of special interest since experimentally we always observe that subsequent measurements of a system return the same result (collapse of wave function) The measurable quantity is associated with the eigenvalue. This eigenvalue should be real so A have to be a self-adjoint operator A+ = A Every operator can be expanded by their eigenvectors and eigenvalues
Quantum Physics Average of Operator [1/2]
Quantum Physics Average of Operator [2/2]
Quantum Physics Determiate state Determinate state: A state prepared so a measurement of operator A is certain to return the same value a every time. Unless the state is an eigenstate of the actual operator, we can never predict the result of the operator only the probability. The determinate state of the operator A that return the same value a every time is the eigenstate of A with the eigenvalue a.
Quantum Physics Uncertainty [1/3]
Quantum Physics Uncertainty [2/3]
Quantum Physics Uncertainty [3/3]
Quantum Physics Kinematics and dynamics Necessary with correspondence rules that identify variables with operators. This can be done by studying special symmetries and transformations. The laws of nature are believed to be invariant under certain space-time symmetry operations, including displacements, rotations, and transformations between frames of reference. Corresponding to each such space-time transformation there must be a transformation of observables, opetators and states. Energy, linear and angular momentum are closely related to space-time symmetry transformations. Operator Variable
Quantum Physics Noether’s theorem Noether’s (first) theorem states that any differentiable symmetry of the action (law) of a physical system has a corresponding conservation law. Symmetry Conservation Time translation Space translation Rotation Energy Linear momentum Angular momentum E p L
Quantum Physics Invariant transformation Unitary operator The laws of nature are believed to be invariant under certain space-time symmetry. Therefore we are looking for a continous transformation that are preservering the probability distribution. Any mapping of the vector space onto itself that preserves the value of |< | >| may be implemented by an operator U being either unitary (linear) or antiunitary (antilinear). Only linear operators can describe continous transformations.
Quantum Physics Unitary operator Any mapping of the vector space onto itself that preserves the value of |< | >| may be implemented by an operator U being ether unitary (linear) or antiunitary (antilinear). Only linear operators can describe continous transformations.
Quantum Physics Generator of infinitesimal transformation Any mapping of the vector space onto itself that preserves the value of |< | >| may be implemented by an operator U being ether unitary (linear) or antiunitary (antilinear). Only linear operators can describe continous transformations.
Quantum Physics Time operator - Time dependent Schrödinger equation Energy operator - Generator for time displacement Energy operator Generator for time displacement
Quantum Physics Schrödinger equation - Time independent Stationary states
Quantum Physics Normalization is time-independent
Quantum Physics Moment operator in position space
Quantum Physics Schrödinger equation - Time independent
Quantum Physics Operators Position space Position Momentum Potensial energy Kinetic energy Total energy Momentum space
Quantum Physics Uncertainty Position / Momentum - Energy / Time Position Momentum Energy Time