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Decoherence and the Quantum-To-Classical Transition

Decoherence and the Quantum-To-Classical Transition by Maximilian Schlosshauer
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The ultimate introduction, textbook, and reference on decoherence and the quantum-to-classical transition. This detailed but accessible text describes the concepts, formalism, interpretation, and experimental observation of decoherence and explains how decoherence is responsible for the emergence, from the realm of quantum mechanics, of the classical world of our experience. Topics include: foundational problems at the quantum - classical border; the role of the environment and entanglement; environment-induced loss of coherence and superselection; scattering-induced decoherence and spatial localization; master equations; decoherence models; experimental realization of "Schrodinger kittens" and their decoherence; quantum computing, quantum error correction, and decoherence-free subspaces; implications of decoherence for interpretations of quantum mechanics and for the"measurement problem"; and, decoherence in the brain.Written in a lucid and concise style that is accessible to all readers with a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, this stimulating book tells the "classical from quantum" story in a comprehensive and coherent manner that brings together the foundational, technical, and experimental aspects of decoherence.
Springer; July 2007
430 pages; ISBN 9783540357759
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Title: Decoherence and the Quantum-To-Classical Transition
Author: Maximilian Schlosshauer
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