Dissipative dynamics in quantum and nonholonomic systems

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
EE/CS 3-180
Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan)
In this talk we study the dissipative dynamics arising from coupling
to an infinite field in both the classical and quantum context. In
particular we study dissipative dynamics generalizing the classical
Lamb model. We apply this to the study of dissipation arising in
certain controlled quantum systems and also study a model
which allows us to quantize certain nonholonomic systems. In the latter
case we consider nonholonomic constraints as arising from the limit
of a frictional force and then implement the force by an external field
which we then quantize. Other methods of quantizing nonholonomic systems will
also be discussed.
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