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I'm attempting to understand Eberleins calculations in her paper "sonoluminescence as quantum vacuum radiation".

Would someone who is familiar with quantum mechanics have a quick look at the paper and tell me a good place to start?

Ive only done Quantum Mechanics 1 at Uni and I'm a little lost.

Orif someone could explain these terms from her abstract:

".... is calculated in the Hamilton formalism" ---- what is the Hamilton formalism?

"... governed by the transition matrix element of the radiation pressure." ---- what is a transition matrix element? and how can it relate to a physical quantity such as radiation pressure?

Anyinput at this point wouldreallybe appreciated,

thanks

Paper:

http://journals.aps.org/prl/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.3842 [Broken]

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