The Wigner transform and semi-classical approximations Academic Article uri icon


  • The Wigner transform provides a reformulation of quantum mechanics in terms of classical concepts. We present some properties of the Wigner transform of the density matrix which justify its interpretation as the quantum-mechanical analog of the classical phasespace distribution function. Considering some applications, we demonstrate that the Wigner distribution function serves as a good starting point for semi-classical approximations to properties of the (nuclear) manybody system. ¬© 1995 Societ√† Italiana di Fisica.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shlomo, S.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • May 1985