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Dirac interaction picture

Context

AQFT

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Contents

Idea

Dynamics in physics affects both observables and, dually, states; this is most well known in quantum physics but applies equally well to classical physics. The different “pictures” of physics differ in how the dynamics is explicitly formalized:

The pictures are named after those physicists who first used or popularised these approaches to quantum physics.

Formulation

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References

For instance section 7.19.3 in

  • Eberhard Zeidler, Quantum field theory. A bridge between mathematicians and physicists – volume I Springer (2009) (web)

Revised on June 30, 2012 13:49:44 by David Corfield (86.184.30.186)