Publisher description for Chaos in classical and quantum mechanics / Martin C. Gutzwiller.


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Describes the chaos apparent in simple mechanical systems with the goal of elucidating the connections between classical and quantum mechanics. It develops the relevant ideas of the last two decades via geometric intuition rather than algebraic manipulation. The historical and cultural background against which these scientific developments have occurred is depicted, and realistic examples are discussed in detail. This book enables entry-level graduate students to tackle fresh problems in this rich field.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mechanics.
Quantum chaos.
Astronomy.