Synopses & Reviews
This book presents most of the techniques used in the microlocal treatment of semiclassical problems coming from quantum physics. Both the standard C? pseudodifferential calculus and the analytic microlocal analysis are developed, in a context which remains intentionally global so that only the relevant difficulties of the theory are encountered. The originality lies in the fact that the main features of analytic microlocal analysis are derived from a single and elementary a priori estimate. Various exercises illustrate the chief results of each chapter while introducing the reader to further developments of the theory. Applications to the study of the Schrödinger operator are also discussed, to further the understanding of new notions or general results by replacing them in the context of quantum mechanics. This book is aimed at non-specialists of the subject and the only required prerequisite is a basic knowledge of the theory of distributions. André Martinez is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bologna, Italy, after having moved from France where he was Professor at Paris-Nord University. He has published many research articles in semiclassical quantum mechanics, in particular related to the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, phase-space tunneling, scattering theory and resonances.
Synopsis
The following lecture notes correspond to a course taught for several years, first at the University of Paris-Nord (France) and then at the University of Bologna (Italy). They are mainly addressed to nonspecialists in the subject, and their purpose is to present in a pedagogical way most of the techniques used in the microlocal treatment of semiclassical problems coming from quantum physics. Both the standard Coo pseudodifferential calculus and the analytic microlocal analysis are developed, in a context that remains intentionally global so that only the relevant difficulties of the theory are encountered. The main original ity lies in the fact that we derive all the main features of analytic microlocal analysis from a single a priori estimate, which turns out to be elementary once the Coo pseudodifferential calculus is established. Various detailed exercises are given at the end of the main chapters, most of them being easily solvable by students. Besides illustrating the main results of the lecture, their aim is also to introduce the reader to various further developments of the theory, such as the functional calculus of pseudodifferential operators, properties of the analytic wave front set, Gevrey classes, the use of coherent states, the notion of semiclassical measures, WKB constructions. Applications to the study of the Schrodinger operator are also discussed in the text, so that they may help the understanding of new notions or general results where they appear by replacing them in the context of quantum mechanics."
Synopsis
This book presents most of the techniques used in the microlocal treatment of semiclassical problems coming from quantum physics. Both the standard C8 pseudodifferential calculus and the analytic microlocal analysis is developed, in a context which remains intentionally global so that only the relevant difficulties of the theory are encountered. The originality lies in the fact that the main features of analytic microlocal analysis are derived from a single and elementary a priori estimate. Various exercises illustrate the chief results of each chapter while introducing the reader to further developments of the theory. This book is aimed at non-specialists of the subject and the only required prerequisite is a basic knowledge of the theory of distributions.
Synopsis
This book presents the techniques used in the microlocal treatment of semiclassical problems coming from quantum physics in a pedagogical, way and is mainly addressed to non-specialists in the subject. It is based on lectures taught by the author over several years, and includes many exercises providing outlines of useful applications of the semi-classical theory.
Table of Contents
Introduction * Semiclassical Pseudodifferential Calculus * Microlocalization * Applications to the Solutions of Analytic Linear PDEs * Complements: Symplectic Aspects * Appendix: List of Formulae * Bibliography * Index * List of Notations