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

I was hoping someone may be able to clear something up for me. I have been reading a paper on Quantum decoherence and was curious about what particular point (it could easily just be me misunderstanding)

It is commonly noted that the superposition of waves represents all of the possible outcomes.

Therefore, if we represented this in phase space, it would consist of all the possible states of a system, each one corresponding to a distinct point in the said phase space.

What i don't fully understand is what is meant by the phase angles between these points? I'm trying to think of this from a more visual side. - aren't all these points orthogonal? yet the author speaks about phase angles between these as if they are dependent on one another

Hope the question makes sense.

p.s. there might already be a visual representation of this online somewhere, if you happen to know of its existence please let me know

Thanks in advance.

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

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!

# Phase space and phase angles in a Quantum picture.

Loading...

Similar Threads for Phase space phase |
---|

I Beam Splitter Phase Shift |

I Phase, Bloch sphere versus Feynman path |

A Berry phase and parallel transport |

Insights Mathematical Quantum Field Theory - Reduced Phase Space - Comments |

Insights Mathematical Quantum Field Theory - Phase Space - Comments |

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