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[tex] \psi(x,t) = \int dx' \, K(x,t;x',0) \psi(x',0) [/tex]

and [tex] \psi(x,t) [/tex] satisfies the Schrodinger equation. It can do a lot more too, it encodes all the information about the bound states and their energies.

Sakurai's treatment is rather terse. A great source for path integrals in general is "Techniques and Applications of Path Integration" by Schulman. A good online source is http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0004090

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Go straight to the source, Feynman himself! He is justly well-known for providing good physical pictures behind the math. See the thread "I need some bibliography" for some of his writings ...mattlorig said:I just finished reading Sakurai's treatment of feynman's path integral, and I'm left feeling really stupid. ... can anybody recommend a different source of the path integral derivation (which, according to sakurai really isn't a derivation)?

David

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Path integral methods is a powerful tool in Quantum field theory,

particularly in Gauge field theory.

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