Semiclassical Approach & Langer's Modification of Quantization Rules

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In summary, the semiclassical approach is a method in quantum mechanics that combines classical and quantum mechanics to calculate energy levels. Langer's modification of quantization rules, proposed in 1937, adds the consideration of tunneling. This approach differs from traditional quantum mechanics by including classical mechanics and is more accurate in certain cases. However, it has limitations in predicting highly excited states and systems with complex dynamics, and does not account for quantum fluctuations. Langer's modification has practical applications in condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and technology development.
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Can you advise books about semiclassical approach and corrects in rule of quantization.
I mean [tex]\int(p)[/tex]=[tex]n_{r}[/tex]+[tex]\gamma[/tex]

where [tex]\gamma[/tex] is correct are depended from boundary condition. In basic cases correct is 1/2.
 
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This article by Berry and Mount is the classic:

Berry MV, Mount KE. Semiclassical approximations in wave mechanics. Rep. Prog. Phys. 1972 1;35(1):315-397.
 

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What is the semiclassical approach?

The semiclassical approach is a method used in quantum mechanics to calculate the energy levels of a system by combining classical mechanics with quantum mechanics. It is based on the principle of correspondence, which states that in the classical limit, the predictions of classical mechanics should match those of quantum mechanics.

What is Langer's modification of quantization rules?

Langer's modification of quantization rules is a refinement of the semiclassical approach proposed by Rudolph Langer in 1937. It takes into account the effects of tunneling, which is the phenomenon where a particle can pass through a potential barrier even if its energy is lower than the barrier's height.

How does the semiclassical approach differ from the traditional quantum mechanical approach?

The semiclassical approach differs from the traditional quantum mechanical approach in that it combines classical and quantum mechanics, while the traditional approach only uses quantum mechanics. It is more accurate than the traditional approach in certain cases, such as when dealing with systems that exhibit tunneling.

What are the limitations of the semiclassical approach?

The semiclassical approach has some limitations, such as not being able to accurately predict the energy levels of highly excited states or systems with complex dynamics. It also does not take into account the effects of quantum fluctuations, which can be significant in certain systems.

How is Langer's modification of quantization rules used in practical applications?

Langer's modification of quantization rules is used in a variety of practical applications, such as in the field of condensed matter physics to study the behavior of electrons in crystals. It is also used in nuclear physics to calculate the energy levels of atomic nuclei. Additionally, it has been applied in the development of technologies such as tunneling transistors and scanning tunneling microscopy.

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