Geometric approach to non-relativistic quantum dynamics of mixed states

Vicent Gimeno, Jose M. Sotoca
2013 Journal of Mathematical Physics  
In this paper we propose a geometrization of the non-relativistic quantum mechanics for mixed states. Our geometric approach makes use of the Uhlmann's principal fibre bundle to describe the space of mixed states and as a novelty tool, to define a dynamic-dependent metric tensor on the principal manifold, such that the projection of the geodesic flow to the base manifold gives the temporal evolution predicted by the von Neumann equation. Using that approach we can describe every conserved
more » ... m observable as a Killing vector field, and provide a geometric proof for the Poincare quantum recurrence in a physical system with finite energy levels.
doi:10.1063/1.4807096 fatcat:ps7kppbhpref5htqha5cs7loqe