Hi(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am new to this community, so dont beat me up too hard :).

I have a question about the Hamiltonian when it will simulate the principal system as a harmonic oscillator interacting with the environment which is also an harmonic oscillator (page 291 in "Quantum computation and Quantum information" Nielsen, Chuang).

Is the communtator [a,b] = 0 ? It seems to me that the operators can't affect each other but I am not sure, should there be a tensor between "a" and "b" in the Hamiltonian?

Do you have any source to back up your statements?

Sincerely

Axel

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Amplitude damping with harmonic oscillators

Loading...

Similar Threads for Amplitude damping harmonic |
---|

I How the probability amplitude is estimated in practice |

I Normalization and the probability amplitude |

B Amplitude of a photon's E and B fields |

B How to increase wave amplitudes |

B Does gravity affect quantum transition amplitudes? |

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**