Quantum Theory from a Nonlinear Perspective: Riccati Equations in Fundamental Physics By Dieter Schuch
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 261 Pages | ISBN : 3319655922 | 9.63 MB
This book provides a unique survey displaying the power of Riccati equations to describe reversible and irreversible processes in physics and, in particular, quantum physics. Quantum mechanics is supposedly linear, invariant under time-reversal, conserving energy and, in contrast to classical theories, essentially based on the use of complex quantities. However, on a macroscopic level, processes apparently obey nonlinear irreversible evolution equations and dissipate energy.