Thomas F. Jordan
Professor Emeritus
Department of Physics
University of MinnesotaDuluth
Celebrating Dover publication of two books:

Linear Operators for Quantum Mechanics
Dover Publications, New York (2007)

Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form
Dover Publications, New York (2005).
Contact Information
Office: 358 Marshall W. Alworth Hall (MWAH)
Email: tjordan at d.umn.edu
Voice: 2187267213
Fax: 2187266942
Web: Thomas F. Jordan Web (This web page!)
Address:
Dept of Physics, 371 MWAH
University of MinnesotaDuluth
1023 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Research Interests
Jordan's recent work is on the foundations of quantum mechanics. This has included nonlinear quantum dynamics, EinsteinPodolskyRosen correlations, quantum histories, and open quantum dynamics.
Recent Publications
 Thomas F. Jordan and Anil Shaji, “Repeatable procedures and maps in open quantum dynamics,” Phys. Lett. A 373, 4219 (2009).
 Thomas F. Jordan and Eric D. Chisolm, “Probability sum rules and consistent quantum histories,” Phys. Lett. A 373, 3016 (2009).
 T. F. Jordan, Anil Shaji, and E. C. G. Sudarshan, "Markov approximations encounter map domains: A hazard of open quantum dynamics," Phys. Rev. A 77, 032104 (2008).
 T. F. Jordan, Anil Shaji, and E. C. G. Sudarshan, "Entanglement increase from local interactions and not completely positive maps," Phys. Rev. A 76, 022102 (2007).
 Thomas F. Jordan, Anil Shaji, and E. C. G. Sudarshan, "One qubit almost completely reveals the dynamics of two," Phys. Rev. A 76, 012101 (2007).
 Thomas F. Jordan, Anil Shaji, and E. C. G. Sudarshan, "Entanglement increase from local interactions and not completely positive maps," Phys. Rev. A 76, 022102 (2007).
 T.F. Jordan, A. Shaji, and E.C.G. Sudarshan, "Lorentz transformations that entangle spins and entangle momenta," Phys. Rev. A 75, 022101 (2007).
 T.F. Jordan, A. Shaji, and E.C.G. Sudarshan, "Maps for Lorentz transformations of spin," Phys. Rev. A 73, 032104 (2006).
 T.F. Jordan, "Assumptions that imply quantum dynamics is linear," Phys. Rev. A 73, 022101 (2006).
 T.F. Jordan, A. Shajhi, and E.C.G. Sudarshan, "Mapping the Schrodinger picture of open quantum dynamics," Phys. Rev. A 73, 012106 (2006), quantph/0505123.
 T.F. Jordan, "Cosmology calculations almost without general relativity," Am. J. Phys. 73, 653 (2005).
 T.F. Jordan, "Affine maps of density matrices," Phys. Rev. A 71, 034101 (2005).
 T.F. Jordan, A. Shaji, and E.C.G. Sudarshan, "Dynamics of initially entangled open quantum systems," Phys. Rev. A 70, 052110 (2004).
 T.F. Jordan, "Steppingstones in Hamiltonian dynamics," Am. J. Phys. 72, 1095 (2004).
 T.F. Jordan, "How relativity determines the Hamiltonian description of an object in classical mechanics," Phys. Lett. A 310, 123 (2003).
 T.F. Jordan, "Simplified quantum oscillator solution," Am. J. Phys. 69, 1082 (2001).
 T.F. Jordan, "Choosing and rechoosing to have or have not interference," Am. J. Phys. 69, 155 (2001).
 T.F. Jordan and Z.E. Sariyianni, "Signals faster than light in nonlinear quantum dynamics," Phys. Lett. A 263, 263 (1999).
 T.F. Jordan, "Quantum correlations violate EinsteinPodolskyRosen assumptions," Phys. Rev. A 60, 2726 (1999).
 E. Chisholm, T.F. Jordan, and E.C.G. Sudarshan, "Weak decoherence and quantum trajectory graphs." Intern. J. Theor. Phys. 35, 485 (1996).
 T.F. Jordan, "Quantum mysteries explored," Am. J. Phys. 62, 874 (1994).
 T.F. Jordan, "Testing EinsteinPodolskyRosen assumptions without inequalities with two photons or particles with spin 1/2," Phys. Rev. A 50, 62 (1994).
 T.F. Jordan, "Nonlinear quantum spin dynamics. Symmetries without conservation laws," Phys. Rev. A 49, 5086 (1994).
 T.F. Jordan, "Reconstructing a nonlinear dynamical framework for testing quantum mechanics," Ann. Phys. 225, 83 (1993).