From von Neumann to Wigner and beyond Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019, EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. Historically, correspondence rules and quantum quasi-distributions were motivated by classical mechanics as a guide for obtaining quantum operators and quantum corrections to classical results. In this paper, we start with quantum mechanics and show how to derive the infinite number of quantum quasi-distributions and corresponding c-functions. An interesting aspect of our approach is that it shows how the c-numbers of position and momentum arise from the quantum operator.

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altmetric score

  • 32.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Ben-Benjamin, J. S., Cohen, L., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Ben-Benjamin, JS||Cohen, L||Scully, MO

publication date

  • March 2019