1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Equivalence between path integral formulation and matrix formulation

  1. Apr 17, 2005 #1
    Does anyone know where to find the "direct" (not by prove they are both equal to Schrodinger formualtion )proof?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 17, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    There's no direct proof.Both matrix mechanics and Schrödinger's wave mechanics are particular representations of Dirac's abstract formulation.So the equivalence is between formulations:path integral (R.P.Feynman) and traditional (vectors and operators,P.A.M.Dirac).

    There's a famous book which deals with this issue:

    Feynman and Hibbs,"Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals",McGraw & Hill,1965.

    The essential of that book is found as a chapter/subchapter in many QM texts,outta which i'd like to mention Sakurai and Cohen-Tannoudji.

    Daniel.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Equivalence between path integral formulation and matrix formulation
Loading...