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Nonlinear Quantum Dynamics


The vast majority of the literature dealing with quantum dynamics is concerned with linear evolution of the wave function or the density matrix. A complete dynamical description requires a full understanding of the evolution of measured quantum systems, necessary to explain actual experimental results. The dynamics of such systems is intrinsically nonlinear even at the level of distribution functions, both classically as well as quantum mechanically. Aside from being physically more complete, this treatment reveals the existence of dynamical regimes, such as chaos, that have no counterpart in the linear case. Here, we present a short introductory review of some of these aspects, with a few illustrative results and examples.

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SH gratefully acknowledges the warm hospitality of the workshop organizers, local scientists, and students at NDFI'04, as well as the stimulating atmosphere of the meeting. This research is supported by the Department of Energy, under contract W-7405-ENG-36.

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