Introduction * Semiclassical Pseudodifferential Calculus * Microlocalization * Applications to the Solutions of Analytic Linear PDEs * Complements: Symplectic Aspects * Appendix: List of Formulae * Bibliography * Index * List of Notations
This book presents the techniques used in the microlocal treatment of semiclassical problems coming from quantum physics in a pedagogical, way and is mainly addressed to non-specialists in the subject. It is based on lectures taught by the author over several years, and includes many exercises providing outlines of useful applications of the semi-classical theory.
Semi-classical analysis has become a mathematical tool for dealing with a variety of asymptotic problems. This book provides a systematic and extremely useful presentation of the theory in its traditional setting motivated by quantum mechanics. Both the standard C8 pseudodifferential calculus and the analytic microlocal analysis are developed, while the author replaces the delicate local theory with a more straightforward global theory. The only prerequisite required is a basic knowledge of the theory of distributions.