Heisenberg picture


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Heisenberg picture

[′hīz·ən·bərg ‚pik·chər]
(quantum mechanics)
A mode of description of a system in which dynamic states are represented by stationary vectors and physical quantities are represented by operators which evolve in the course of time. Also known as Heisenberg representation.
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The generators for the automorphisms as symmetry transformations in the Heisenberg picture, however, reduce to the classical Liouville operator, hence giving the Poisson algebra structure.
Two pictures coexist: the original Heisenberg picture and what is called here the emergent picture.
Instead, the interactions between the free field operators are described by the usual interaction Hamiltonian in a Heisenberg picture. See (17) below.