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Lagrangian Approaches of Dirac and Feynman to Quantum Mechanics  [PDF]
Y. G. Yi
Physics , 2000,
Abstract: A unified exposition of the Lagrangian approach to quantum mechanics is presented, embodying the main features of the approaches of Dirac and of Feynman. The arguments of the exposition address the relation of the Lagrangian approach to the Hamiltonian operator and how the correspondence principle fits into each context.
Quantum Mechanics in Space--Time: the Feynman Path Amplitude Description of Physical Optics, de Broglie Matter Waves and Quark and Neutrino Flavour Oscillations  [PDF]
J. H. Field
Physics , 2005, DOI: 10.1016/j.aop.2005.09.002
Abstract: Feynman's laws of quantum dynamics are concisely stated, discussed in comparison with other formulations of quantum mechanics and applied to selected problems in the physical optics of photons and massive particles as well as flavour oscillations. The classical wave theory of light is derived from these laws for the case in which temporal variation of path amplitudes may be neglected, whereas specific experiments, sensitive to the temporal properties of path amplitudes, are suggested. The reflection coefficient of light from the surface of a transparent medium is found to be markedly different to that predicted by the classical Fresnel formula. Except for neutrino oscillations, good agreement is otherwise found with previous calculations of spatially dependent quantum interference effects.
The formal path integral and quantum mechanics  [PDF]
Theo Johnson-Freyd
Physics , 2010, DOI: 10.1063/1.3503472
Abstract: Given an arbitrary Lagrangian function on \RR^d and a choice of classical path, one can try to define Feynman's path integral supported near the classical path as a formal power series parameterized by "Feynman diagrams," although these diagrams may diverge. We compute this expansion and show that it is (formally, if there are ultraviolet divergences) invariant under volume-preserving changes of coordinates. We prove that if the ultraviolet divergences cancel at each order, then our formal path integral satisfies a "Fubini theorem" expressing the standard composition law for the time evolution operator in quantum mechanics. Moreover, we show that when the Lagrangian is inhomogeneous-quadratic in velocity such that its homogeneous-quadratic part is given by a matrix with constant determinant, then the divergences cancel at each order. Thus, by "cutting and pasting" and choosing volume-compatible local coordinates, our construction defines a Feynman-diagrammatic "formal path integral" for the nonrelativistic quantum mechanics of a charged particle moving in a Riemannian manifold with an external electromagnetic field.
Feynman diagrammatic approach to spin foams  [PDF]
Marcin Kisielowski,Jerzy Lewandowski,Jacek Puchta
Physics , 2011, DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/29/1/015009
Abstract: "The Spin Foams for People Without the 3d/4d Imagination" could be an alternative title of our work. We derive spin foams from operator spin network diagrams} we introduce. Our diagrams are the spin network analogy of the Feynman diagrams. Their framework is compatible with the framework of Loop Quantum Gravity. For every operator spin network diagram we construct a corresponding operator spin foam. Admitting all the spin networks of LQG and all possible diagrams leads to a clearly defined large class of operator spin foams. In this way our framework provides a proposal for a class of 2-cell complexes that should be used in the spin foam theories of LQG. Within this class, our diagrams are just equivalent to the spin foams. The advantage, however, in the diagram framework is, that it is self contained, all the amplitudes can be calculated directly from the diagrams without explicit visualization of the corresponding spin foams. The spin network diagram operators and amplitudes are consistently defined on their own. Each diagram encodes all the combinatorial information. We illustrate applications of our diagrams: we introduce a diagram definition of Rovelli's surface amplitudes as well as of the canonical transition amplitudes. Importantly, our operator spin network diagrams are defined in a sufficiently general way to accommodate all the versions of the EPRL or the FK model, as well as other possible models. The diagrams are also compatible with the structure of the LQG Hamiltonian operators, what is an additional advantage. Finally, a scheme for a complete definition of a spin foam theory by declaring a set of interaction vertices emerges from the examples presented at the end of the paper.
Stochastic mechanics and the Feynman integral  [PDF]
Michele Pavon
Mathematics , 2000, DOI: 10.1063/1.1286880
Abstract: The Feynman integral is given a stochastic interpretation in the framework of Nelson's stochastic mechanics employing a time-symmetric variant of Nelson's kinematics recently developed by the author.
The Higgs Boson Sector of the Complex MSSM in the Feynman-diagrammatic approach  [PDF]
S. Heinemeyer
Physics , 2001, DOI: 10.1007/s100520100819
Abstract: In the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model with complex parameters (cMSSM) we calculate higher order corrections to the Higgs boson sector in the Feynman-diagrammatic approach using the on-shell renormalization scheme. The application of this approach to the cMSSM, being complementary to existing approaches, is analyzed in detail. Numerical examples for the leading fermionic corrections, including the leading two-loop effects, are presented. Numerical agreement within 10% with other approaches is found for small and moderate mixing in the scalar top sector. The leading fermionic corrections, supplemented by the full logarithmic one-loop and the leading two-loop contributions are implemented into the public Fortran code FeynHiggsFastC.
Quantum Mechanics as Asymptotics of Solutions of Generalized Kramers Equation  [PDF]
E. M. Beniaminov
Physics , 2010,
Abstract: We consider the process of diffusion scattering of a wave function given on the phase space. In this process the heat diffusion is considered only along momenta. We write down the modified Kramers equation describing this situation. In this model, the usual quantum description arises as asymptotics of this process for large values of resistance of the medium per unit of mass of particle. It is shown that in this case the process passes several stages. During the first short stage, the wave function goes to one of "stationary" values. At the second long stage, the wave function varies in the subspace of "stationary" states according to the Schrodinger equation. Further, dissipation of the process leads to decoherence, and any superposition of states goes to one of eigenstates of the Hamilton operator. At the last stage, the mixed state of heat equilibrium (the Gibbs state) arises due to the heat influence of the medium and the random transitions among the eigenstates of the Hamilton operator. Besides that, it is shown that, on the contrary, if the resistance of the medium per unit of mass of particle is small, then in the considered model, the density of distribution of probability $\rho =|\phi |^2$ satisfies the standard Liouville equation, as in classical statistical mechanics.
Perturbation theory via Feynman diagrams in classical mechanics  [PDF]
R. Penco,D. Mauro
Physics , 2006, DOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/27/5/023
Abstract: In this paper we show how Feynman diagrams, which are used as a tool to implement perturbation theory in quantum field theory, can be very useful also in classical mechanics, provided we introduce also at the classical level concepts like path integrals and generating functionals.


物理学报 , 1965,
Abstract: Starting from the discussion of analytic properties and using the Landau relation to improve the diagrammatic technique of Dzyaloshinskii, the Feynman diagrammatic technique for double time dependent causal Green's function is established. There is a correct limit of zero temperature and may be used to calculate the various dynamical properties of nonequlibrium processes.
A History of Feynman's Sum over Histories in Quantum Mechanics  [PDF]
Akira Inomata,Georg Junker
Physics , 1998,
Abstract: A history of Feynman's sum over histories is presented in brief. A focus is placed on the progress of path-integration techniques for exactly path-integrable problems in quantum mechanics.
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