Semiclassical states for quantum cosmology

Husain, Viqar and Winkler, Oliver (2006) Semiclassical states for quantum cosmology. [Preprint]

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    In a metric variable based Hamiltonian quantization, we give a prescription for constructing semiclassical matter-geometry states for homogeneous and isotropic cosmological models. These ”collective” states arise as infinite linear combinations of fundamental excitations in an unconventional ”polymer” quantization. They satisfy a number of properties characteristic of semiclassicality, such as peaking on classical phase space configurations. We describe how these states can be used to determine quantum corrections to the classical evolution equations, and to compute the initial state of the universe by a backward time evolution.

    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: pubdom TRUE
    Uncontrolled Keywords: AARMS
    Subjects: 84-xx Astronomy and astrophysics
    81-xx Quantum Theory
    Faculty: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: lingyun ye
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2007
    Last Modified: 27 Apr 2010 16:36

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