Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The important duality problem of phase-space representations of quantum mechanics is discussed and the class of self-dual representations is established. It is shown that self-dual phase-space representations may be endowed with a Hilbert space structure resembling the standard picture of quantum mechanics. A stationary variational principle is then formulated, enabling one to solve eigenproblems of observables directly in phase space. A modified, more usable form of this variational principle is also given together with an example of practical application to the 1D Coulomb system. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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