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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 01:34:57 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=6213#comment-180711Totally fascinating. Thanks for taking time to make notes on Weyl quantisation.
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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:22:20 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=6213#comment-179995Perhaps I missed something, but it seems that you don’t mention a characteristic property of Weyl pseudodifferential operators: they are the only members of the Shubin class that have the property of symplectic/metaplectic covariance (Stein, Wong) . Also, the fact that Weyl operators is the “perfect” quantization procedure in QM is debatable, as has been pointed out by many physicists. In view of Schwartz’s kernel theorem “everything” which is continuous S–>S’ can be written as a Weyl operator, hence any quantum observable could be “dequantized”, but this is physically not true: there are quantum observables which have no classical analogue. A better (i.e. more physical) quantization procedure might very well be the Born-Jordan scheme, which is not always “dequantizable” (see my latest paper “Symplectic covariance properties for Shubin and Born–Jordan pseudo-differential operators” in the Trans. Amer. Math. Soc, online since last Saturday: http://www.ams.org/journals/tran/0000-000-00/).
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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:52:21 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=6213#comment-179801Minor typo: your definition of the position operator is missing the factor of ; presumably it’s meant to be .

[Corrected, thanks – T.]

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:46:45 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=6213#comment-179717Yes, this would work, although for the purposes of Section 1, one could also proceed without the SL_2 invariance just by writing , and working with A’ and B’ throughout; this does not significantly affect the length of the presentation in this simple case, but is helpful when working with more than two variables as alluded to at the end of Section 1. To me it is a matter of taste – if one wants to prove some identity about finite-dimensional symplectic vector spaces, for instance, does one work in a coordinate free fashion, or does one apply the linear Darboux theorem first to place the symplectic form in a normal form? Both approaches are useful. (Of course, strictly speaking I did not work in a coordinate free fashion in my notes, since I did write everything in terms of A and B, but as mentioned above it is not too difficult to phrase things in the coordinate free formalism.)
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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:47:25 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=6213#comment-179676missing expository tag?
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