Quantum versus Chaos

Questions Emerging from Mesoscopic Cosmos

  • Katsuhiro Nakamura

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 87)

About this book


Quantum and chaos, key concepts in contemporary science, are incompatible by nature. This volume presents an investigation into quantum transport in mesoscopic or nanoscale systems which are classically chaotic and shows the success and failure of quantal, semiclassical, and random matrix theories in dealing with questions emerging from the mesoscopic cosmos. These traditional theories are critically analysed, and this leads to a new direction. To reconcile quantum with chaos and to restore genuine temporal chaos in quantum systems, a time-discrete variant of quantum dynamics is proposed.
Audience:This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in physics, chemistry and mathematics, whose work involves fundamental questions of quantum mechanics in chaotic systems.


chaos chemistry mechanics nano-scale quantization quantum chaos quantum dynamics quantum mechanics scattering statistical mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Katsuhiro Nakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringOsaka City UniversityOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-4557-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47121-6
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