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Operator Algebras and Their Modules: An operator space approach

David P. Blecher and Christian Le Merdy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526599
eISBN:
9780191712159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526599.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This book presents the general theory of algebras of operators on a Hilbert space, and the modules over such algebras. The new theory of operator spaces is presented early on and the text assembles ... More


Operator spaces

David P. Blecher and Christian Le Merdy

in Operator Algebras and Their Modules: An operator space approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526599
eISBN:
9780191712159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526599.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter presents some background results about operator spaces and establishes some notations which will be used throughout this book. It can serve as a mini-course on the basics of operator ... More


Basic theory of operator algebras

David P. Blecher and Christian Le Merdy

in Operator Algebras and Their Modules: An operator space approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526599
eISBN:
9780191712159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526599.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter begins with a discussion of operator algebras and unitizations. It then covers some basic constructions, the abstract characterization of operator algebras, universal constructions of ... More


Basic Tools For Quantum Mechanics

Robert Alicki and Mark Fannes

in Quantum Dynamical Systems

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198504009
eISBN:
9780191708503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504009.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reminds, without entering into details, the main mathematical concepts and results relevant for finite system quantum mechanics. The basic postulates single out a Hilbert space of wave ... More


Quantum Quandaries: A Category-Theoretic Perspective

John Baez

in The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269693
eISBN:
9780191699436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269693.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Part of the difficulty of combining general relativity and quantum theory is that they use different sorts of mathematics: one is based on objects such as manifolds, the other on objects such as ... More


AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF C*-ALGEBRAS IN CONSTRUCTIVE MATHEMATICS

Hiroki Takamura

in From Sets and Types to Topology and Analysis: Towards practicable foundations for constructive mathematics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566519
eISBN:
9780191713927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566519.003.0018
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter introduces an elementary theory of C*-algebras in the context of Bishop-style constructive mathematics. It givens proof of the Gelfand-Naĭmark-Segal (GNS) construction theorem in ... More


Differentiability of Lipschitz Maps on Hilbert Spaces

Joram Lindenstrauss, David Preiss, and Tiˇser Jaroslav

in Fréchet Differentiability of Lipschitz Functions and Porous Sets in Banach Spaces (AM-179)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153551
eISBN:
9781400842698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153551.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis

This chapter presents a separate, essentially self-contained, nonvariational proof of existence of points of Fréchet differentiability of R²-valued Lipschitz maps on Hilbert spaces. It begins with ... More


THE PME AS AN ABSTRACT EVOLUTION EQUATION. SEMIGROUP APPROACH

Juan Luis Vázquez

in The Porous Medium Equation: Mathematical Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569039
eISBN:
9780191717468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569039.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter addresses the problem of the construction of solutions of the GPME by viewing it as an abstract evolution equation, or more precisely as an ordinary differential equation with values in ... More


Quantizing

Laura Ruetsche

in Interpreting Quantum Theories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199535408
eISBN:
9780191728525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535408.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explicates the Hamiltonian scheme for quantizing classical mechanical theories by finding a Hilbert space representation of the appropriate canonical commutation relations. The chapter ... More


Stochastic Dynamics In Hilbert Space

Heinz-Peter Breuer and Francesco Petruccione

in The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199213900
eISBN:
9780191706349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213900.003.06
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter contains the foundations of the stochastic formulation of continuous measurements carried out on an open quantum system. It shows that the time evolution of the state vector, conditioned ... More


The Basic Theory of Quantum Mechanics

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239802
eISBN:
9780191597466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239807.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Covered are Hilbert space, vector, and operator representations of pure and mixed states, measurable physical quantities (observables), Gleason's theorem, Lueders’ Rule, unitary operators, and ... More


Probability Distributions on Hilbert Space

Heinz-Peter Breuer and Francesco Petruccione

in The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199213900
eISBN:
9780191706349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213900.003.05
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter characterizes the statistical properties of a quantum mechanical ensemble in terms of a density matrix. However, if selective measurements of one or several observables are carried out ... More


Fr ´Echet Differentiability of Vector-Valued Functions

Joram Lindenstrauss, David Preiss, and Tiˇser Jaroslav

in Fréchet Differentiability of Lipschitz Functions and Porous Sets in Banach Spaces (AM-179)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153551
eISBN:
9781400842698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153551.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis

This chapter shows that if a Banach space with a Fréchet smooth norm is asymptotically smooth with modulus o(tⁿ logⁿ⁻¹(1/t)) then every Lipschitz map of X to a space of dimension not exceeding n has ... More


Asymptotic Fr echet ´Differentiability

Joram Lindenstrauss, David Preiss, and Tiˇser Jaroslav

in Fréchet Differentiability of Lipschitz Functions and Porous Sets in Banach Spaces (AM-179)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153551
eISBN:
9781400842698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153551.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis

This chapter presents the current development of the first, unpublished proof of existence of points Fréchet differentiability of Lipschitz mappings to two-dimensional spaces. For functions into ... More


Abstract Hilbert Space

John von Neumann

Nicholas A. Wheeler (ed.)

in Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178561
eISBN:
9781400889921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter defines Hilbert space, which furnishes the mathematical basis for the treatment of quantum mechanics. This is done within the context of an equation introduced in the previous chapter, ... More


Quantum Many-Particle Systems and Second Quantization

Hans-Peter Eckle

in Models of Quantum Matter: A First Course on Integrability and the Bethe Ansatz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199678839
eISBN:
9780191878589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199678839.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 2 provides a review of pertinent aspects of the quantum mechanics of systems composed of many particles. It focuses on the foundations of quantum many-particle physics, the many-particle ... More


BOOLEAN-VALUED ANALYSIS

John L. Bell

in Set Theory: Boolean-Valued Models and Independence Proofs

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568520
eISBN:
9780191717581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568520.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter gives a brief account of real analysis in Boolean-valued models arising from measure algebras and algebras of projections on Hilbert space. The latter is applied, following Martin Davis, ... More


Monoidal 2-Categories

Chris Heunen and Jamie Vicary

in Categories for Quantum Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198739623
eISBN:
9780191802584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739623.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics

Monoidal 2-categories are higher-dimensional versions of monoidal categories, allowing a more expressive syntax that plays an important role in modern mathematics. We explore their two-dimensional ... More


Quantum mechanics

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews all the rules of quantum mechanics and their mathematical notation. It also considers quantum entanglement, a fundamental resource in quantum information. There are four basic ... More


The Evolution of Actuality to Probability

Michael Epperson

in Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223190
eISBN:
9780823235551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223190.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter depicts the spectrum between reality and potentiality, generally by providing diagrams, graphs, and variables along with their corresponding details and ... More


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