If Quantum Mechanics is the Paraxial Optics, then …

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


In quantum mechanics, the wavefunction of the particle, ψ(t, x) contains complete information about the state of the system and satisfies the Schrödinger equation. Given the wavefunction ψ(0,x) at t = 0, we can integrate this equation and obtain the wavefunction at any later time.


Quantum Mechanic Free Particle Relativistic Particle Quadratic Action Quantum Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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