Tel Aviv University
 
Applied Mathematics Seminar
 
Date:       Tuesday June 11, 2013, 15:10
 
Place:      Schreiber Bldg, Room 309
 
Speaker: Jeremy Schiff, Bar Ilan University
 
Title: Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions
 
Abstract:
 
In classical mechanics, a particle, or a collection of particles, is
described by a trajectory in configuration space. In the standard
formulations of quantum mechanics, the trajectory is replaced by a
complex-valued wavefunction. We present a self-contained formulation
of (spin-free, nonrelativistic) quantum mechanics that makes no use
of wavefunctions or complex amplitudes of any kind. Quantum states
are represented as ensembles of real-valued trajectories, described
by a remarkable PDE obtained from an action principle and obeying a
law of conservation of energy.
 
Webpage of the applied mathematics seminar:
 <https://sites.google.com/site/tauamathseminar/>
 
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Prof. Yoel Shkolnisky
Department of Applied Mathematics
School of Mathematical Sciences        phone:  972-3-640-8705
Tel Aviv University,                   fax  :  972-3-640-9357
Tel Aviv, 69978 Israel                 email:   <yoelsh@post.tau.ac.il>
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Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
Editor: Michael Cwikel   <techm@math.technion.ac.il> 
Announcement from: Yoel Shkolnisky   <yoelsh@post.tau.ac.il>