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Quantum mechanics with uniform forces

Andrews, Mark

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For a nonrelativistic particle acted on by a spatially uniform but possibly time-dependent force, or for a harmonic oscillator also subject to such a uniform force, the wave function differs from that without the force only by a spatial displacement and a phase factor. The shifts in position and phase are simply derived from a solution of the classical equations of motion.

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95087
Source: American Journal of Physics
DOI: 10.1119/1.3481703

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