Wigner's theorem is a fundamental part of the mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics. The theorem characterizes unitary and anti-unitary operators as symmetries of quantum mechanical systems, and is a key result when relating preserver problems to quantum mechanics. At the heart of this book is a geometric approach to Wigner-type theorems, unifying both classical and more recent results. Readers are initiated in a wide range of topics from geometric transformations of Grassmannians to lattices of closed subspaces, before moving on to a discussion of applications. An introduction to all the key aspects of the basic theory is included as are plenty of examples, making this book a useful resource for beginning graduate students and non-experts, as well as a helpful reference for specialist researchers.
Wigner-Type Theorems for Hilbert Grassmannians
Introduction; 1. Two lattices; 2. Geometric transformations of Grassmannians; 3. Lattices of closed subspaces; 4. Wigner's theorem and its generalizations; 5. Compatibility relation; 6. Applications; References; Index.