Phase-space functions: can they give a different view of quantum mechanics?

D. K. Ferry

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The Wigner function has been studied for more than eight decades, in the quest to develop a phase-space formulation of quantum mechanics. But, it is not the only phase-space formulation. Here, we discuss the properties of some of the various phase-space approaches and how they can give new insights into many quantum properties such as entanglement, which is not normally observable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-868
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 23 2015


  • Phase-space formulations
  • Probability
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Wigner function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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