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7: Open Quantum Systems

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    57547
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    This chapter discusses the effects of a weak interaction of a quantum system with its environment. Some part of this material is on the fine line between quantum mechanics and (quantum) statistical physics. Here I will only cover those aspects of the latter field \(^{1}\) that are of key importance for the major goals of this course, including the discussion of quantum measurements in Chapter \(10 .\)


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