By Grosche C.
During this lecture a brief creation is given into the speculation of the Feynman direction crucial in quantum mechanics. the overall formula in Riemann areas could be given in response to the Weyl- ordering prescription, respectively product ordering prescription, within the quantum Hamiltonian. additionally, the idea of space-time alterations and separation of variables might be defined. As simple examples I talk about the standard harmonic oscillator, the radial harmonic oscillator, and the Coulomb strength.
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J) .. .. .. B = 0 0 . . 2 − ǫ2 ω (j−1) 2 −1 0 0 ... 2 The Harmonic Oscillator One can show that the following recursion relations holds: det B (j+1) = (2 − ǫ2 ω (j+1) 2 ) det B (j) − det B (j−1) with det B (1) = 2 − ǫ2 ω (1) 2 and det B (0) = 1. Let us define g (j) = ǫ det B (j) , then we have g (j+1) − 2g (j) + g (j−1) = −ǫ2 ω (j+1) 2 g (j) . Turning to a continuous notation we find for the function g(t) = f (t, t′ ) a differential equation: g¨(t) + ω 2 (t)g(t) = 0, with g(t′ ) = 0, g(t ˙ ′ ) = 1.
This we have already discussed in chapter II. The ordering ambiguity appears in the “b(t)”-term, where we have in the corresponding Hamiltonian a px-term. e. 3) as synonymous. : x(t) = xCl (t) + y(t), where y(t) denotes a fluctuating path about the classical one. The classical path obeys, of course, the Euler Lagrange equations: δL[xCl , x˙ Cl ] d ∂L[xCl , x˙ Cl ] ∂L[xCl , x˙ Cl ] = − = 0, δxCl dt ∂ x˙ Cl ∂xCl xCl (t′ ) = x′ , xCl (t′′ ) = x′′Cl . 4) Expanding we obtain for the action 1 δ 2 S[x] S[x] = S[xCl ] + 2 δx2 2 ′′ ′ t′′ y = S[xCl (t ), xCl (t )] + t′ x=xCl 35 m 2 c 2 y˙ − y + by y˙ dt.
29) Let us note that the most general solution for the general quadratic Lagrangian is due to Grosjean and Goovaerts [52, 53]. 39 Important Examples 3. 1. The General Radial Path Integral Radial path integrals have been first discussed by Edwards and Gulyaev  and Arthurs . Edwards and Gulyaev discussed the two- and three-dimensional cases, Arthurs concentrated on D = 2. Further progress have been made by Peak and Inomata  who calculated the path integral for the radial harmonic oscillator including some simple applications.
An introduction into the Feynman path integral by Grosche C.