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Quantum theory of radiation

  1. Jan 6, 2015 #1
    hi , i am not getting how harmonic oscillator is linked to the modes of radiation field- as explain by Dirac in his quantum theory of radiation.
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2015 #2

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  4. Jan 6, 2015 #3

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  5. Jan 6, 2015 #4

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    Get a hold of Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur:
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Field-Theory-Gifted-Amateur/dp/019969933X

    There are a number of different equivalent forms of QM. There is a form based on annihilation and creation operators, which is not that well known, that brings out this connection very clearly. The above reference explains it in detail.

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    Check out:
    http://math.bu.edu/people/mak/Styer Am J Phys 2002.pdf

    See formulation 7

    Thanks
    Bill
     
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