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Coherent States, Wavelets and Their Generalizations Syed T. Ali

Coherent States, Wavelets and Their Generalizations

Syed T. Ali

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780387989082
Hardcover
418 pages
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A survey of the theory of coherent states, wavelets, and some of their generalizations, emphasizing mathematical structures. Starting from the standard theory of coherent states over Lie groups, the authors generalize the formalism by associatingMoreA survey of the theory of coherent states, wavelets, and some of their generalizations, emphasizing mathematical structures. Starting from the standard theory of coherent states over Lie groups, the authors generalize the formalism by associating coherent states to group representations that are square integrable over a homogeneous space- a further step allows the group context to be dispensed with altogether. The unified background makes transparent otherwise obscure properties of wavelets and of coherent states. Many concrete examples, such as semisimple Lie groups, the relativity group, and several kinds of wavelets, are discussed in detail. The book concludes with physical applications, centering on the quantum measurement problem and the quantum-classical transition. Intended as an introduction to current research for graduate students and others entering the field, the mathematical discussion is self- contained. With its extensive references to the research literature, the book will also be a useful compendium of recent results for physicists and mathematicians already active in the field.