By Stefan Teufel

Separation of scales performs a basic position within the figuring out of the dynamical behaviour of advanced platforms in physics and different typical sciences. A widespread instance is the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in molecular dynamics. This publication makes a speciality of a up to date method of adiabatic perturbation concept, which emphasizes the position of potent equations of movement and the separation of the adiabatic restrict from the semiclassical restrict. a close creation provides an summary of the topic and makes the later chapters available additionally to readers much less accustomed to the cloth. even though the overall mathematical concept in keeping with pseudodifferential calculus is gifted intimately, there's an emphasis on concrete and correct examples from physics. purposes diversity from molecular dynamics to the dynamics of electrons in a crystal and from the quantum mechanics of partly restricted platforms to Dirac debris and nonrelativistic QED.

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The full Hamiltonian HD will not have a spectral gap, still the eigenvalues of the symbol HD (q, p) are separated uniformly over phase space by a gap, inf (q,p)∈R6 E+ (q, p) − E− (q, p) = 2m > 0 . Naively one might hope that the subspaces P±0 H which we identiﬁed with electrons and positrons are approximately invariant also under the dynamics generated by HD . But not only that the space-adiabatic theory as developed up to now is not applicable anymore, it turns out that this naive hope is actually wrong.

In addition we also derive the ﬁrst order corrections to the semiclassical equations of motion of a Dirac particle including back-reaction of spin onto the translational dynamics. 2, adiabatic decoupling for the molecular Hamiltonian can only hold after imposing suitable energy cutoﬀs. 2 we brieﬂy discuss how to modify the general theory such that also the Born-Oppenheimer approximation is covered and calculate the eﬀective Hamiltonian including second order corrections. Our results generalize the expression for the eﬀective Hamiltonian for the Born-Oppenheimer approximation found by Littlejohn and Weigert [LiWe1 ].

The kinetic energy of the nuclei may grow in time. 42) in L(H 1,ε ⊗ He , H) follows from (ε∇x ⊗ 1) e−iH ε t/ε ψ ≤ (εDA ⊗ 1) e−iH ≤ (εDA ⊗ 1) ψ + ε t/ε ψ + (εA ⊗ 1) e−iH (εDA ⊗ 1), e−iH ε t/ε ε t/ε ψ ψ +C ψ ≤ (ε∇x ⊗ 1) ψ + C |t| ψ + 2 C ψ for ψ ∈ H 1 ⊗ He . 42). For the following we use the abbreviations L1 = L(H 1,ε ⊗ He , H) and L2 = L(H 2,ε ⊗ He , H). Notice the natural bounded inclusions L ⊂ L1 ⊂ L2 . 43) d A(t ) dt L2 + O ε|t|(1 + |t|)2 . 44) e−iHdiag t/ε G ε L2 ε H ε − Hdiag G e−iH ε t /ε L2 0 + O ε|t|(1 + |t|)2 .