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The Many Avatars of a Simple Algebra

by S. C. Coutinho

Year of Award: 1998

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 104, 1997, pp. 593-604

Summary: This paper surveys the incarnations of the Weyl algebra associated to several formalisms of quantum mechanics, including matrix mechanics, Schrodinger's equation and Dirac's formalism.

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About the Author: S. C. Coutinho was at the Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro at the time of publication.


Subject classification(s): Index | Applied Mathematics | Mathematical Physics | Mathematics History
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008