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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Approach to typicality in quantum systems
by Dubey, Shawn, M.S., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2011, 67; 1498115
Abstract (Summary)

The study of quantum mechanics has greatly broadened since its inception in the early twentieth century. Recent research has focused on the emergence of thermalization in quantum many-body systems. In this thesis I will demonstrate the approach to typicalitythe notion that for specific sets of objects, most of the objects share a common property-in a single, many-body spins chain of spin half particles. This notion of typicality is new. But it serves as a good explanation for the emergence of thermalization.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jacobs, Kurt
Commitee: Arnason, Stephen, Jacobs, Kurt, Sundarum, Bala
School: University of Massachusetts Boston
Department: Physics, Applied
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Quantum physics, Atomic physics, Theoretical physics
Keywords: Eigenstate, Mechanics, Qubits, Statistical, Thermalization, Typicality
Publication Number: 1498115
ISBN: 978-1-124-84433-6
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