Accession Number:

ADA025441

Title:

On the Semi-Classical Expansion in Quantum Mechanics for Arbitrary Hamiltonians,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to extend to a very wide class of Hamiltonians the range of validity of a well-known and oft-used expression for the semi-classical WKB approximation to the quantum-mechanical propagator Kq sub b,t sub bq sub a,t sub a identically equal to q sub a,t sub bq sub a,t sub a, or probability amplitude that a particle at q sub a at time t sub a will arrive at q sub b at time t sub b.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE