On the representation of quantum mechanics on phase space

Research paper by Werner Stulpe

Indexed on: 01 Sep '92Published on: 01 Sep '92Published in: International Journal of Theoretical Physics


It is shown that Hilbert-space quantum mechanics can be represented on phase space in the sense that the density operators can be identified with phase-space densities and the observables can be described by functions on phase space. In particular, we consider phase-space representations of quantum mechanics which are related to certain joint position-momentum observables.