The modified Coleman-Hepp (AgBr) model describes the interaction between an ultrarelativistic quantum mechanical particle Q and an JV-spin array D (a macroscopic medium in the N → ∞ limit). We prove that the energy operator for D essentially behaves as a Wiener process in the weak-coupling, macroscopic limit, in a restricted state space. No assumptions are made on the spectrum of the Hamiltonian of the macroscopic system D. The mechanism of appearance of such a stochastic process and its relevance to issues like dissipation and irreversibility are briefly discussed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Dec 16|
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)