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Coherent states for the bouncing pendulum and the paddle ball

Andrews, Mark


The coherent states of the simple harmonic oscillator with an impenetrable barrier at its center are studied. This half oscillator is the equivalent of a pendulum that bounces elastically off a vertical wall directly below the point of suspension with the angle of swing sufficiently small. The system can also be considered as a paddle ball, where the paddle is fixed and the ball is constrained by a spring attached to the paddle. The coherent states are almost the same as the familiar Gaussian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Physics
DOI: 10.1119/1.2825388


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