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Path Integrals and Interferometry

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: John Peterson
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This worksheet attempts to motivate and derive the path-integral propagator of quantum mechanics. As an example, the results from a single photon Mach-Zehnder interferometer experiment are derived, demonstrating the necessity of superposition. The example is extended to the Elitzur-Vaiman bomb tester to provide an example of interaction-free measurement. Finally, the use of the propagator in dynamics is motivated using the potential energy surface of molecular nitrogen. This worksheet uses the Maple Quantum Chemistry Toolbox.

Application Details

Publish Date: March 16, 2020
Created In: Maple 2019
Language: English

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