Born-Jordan quantization : theory and applications
Mathematical physics Operator-valued functions
Springer 2016EISBN 9783319279022
This book presents a comprehensive mathematical study of the operators behind the Born-Jordan quantization scheme. The SchroÌˆdinger and Heisenberg pictures of quantum mechanics are equivalent only if the Born-Jordan scheme is used. Thus, Born-Jordan quantization provides the only physically consistent quantization scheme, as opposed to the Weyl quantization commonly used by physicists. In this book we develop Born-Jordan quantization from an operator-theoretical point of view, and analyze in depth the conceptual differences between the two schemes. We discuss various physically motivated approaches, in particular the Feynman-integral point of view. One important and intriguing feature of Born-Jordan quantization is that it is not one-to-one: there are infinitely many classical observables whose quantization is zero.