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Quantum time evolution in terms of nonredundant probabilities

Weigert, S. (orcid.org/0000-0002-6647-3252) (2000) Quantum time evolution in terms of nonredundant probabilities. Physical Review Letters. pp. 802-805. ISSN 1079-7114

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Each scheme of state reconstruction comes down to parametrize the state of a quantum system by expectation values or probabilities directly measurable in an experiment. It is argued that the time evolution of these quantities provides an unambiguous description of the quantal dynamics. This is shown explicitly for a single spin s, using a quorum of expectation values which contains no redundant information. The quantum mechanical time evolution of the system is rephrased in terms of a closed set of linear first-order differential equation coupling (2s+1)2 expectation values. This new representation of the dynamical law refers neither to the wave function of the system nor to its statistical operator.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2000 The American Physical Society. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Mathematics (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 18:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.802
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1369

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