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Title: $p$-adic groups in quantum mechanics
Author: Blanco Cabanillas, Anna
Director/Tutor: Travesa i Grau, Artur
Keywords: Nombres p-àdics
Treballs de fi de grau
Camps p-àdics
Anàlisi p-àdica
Teoria quàntica
p-adic numbers
Bachelor's theses
p-adic fields
p-adic analysis
Quantum theory
Issue Date: 22-Jan-2022
Abstract: [en] Number theory is being used in physics as a mathematical tool more and more. At the end of the 20th century, $p$-adic numbers made its appearance in quantum gravitational theories like string theory. This was motivated by the non-archimedian nature of space time at Planck scale. In this work we aim to formalize the basis of $p$-adic physics by exploring how to translate complex Quantum Mechanics to $p$-adic Quantum mechanics. This will be done using Weyl's formalism, which defines bounded operators and allows to relate different time-evolution pictures in quantum mechanics. This is done by the means of representation theory. We will be exploring the representation theory of $p$-adic reductive groups, specially induced, supercuspidal and projective representations. With that knowledge we will define the $p$-adic Heisenberg group that encodes the information on the $p$-adic phase space and study the Schrödinger representation. We will explain the importance of the Stone-von Neumann theorem that states uniqueness up to equivalence and we will study the Maslov indices of the group.
Note: Treballs Finals de Grau de Matemàtiques, Facultat de Matemàtiques, Universitat de Barcelona, Any: 2022, Director: Artur Travesa i Grau
Appears in Collections:Treballs Finals de Grau (TFG) - Matemàtiques

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