Accession Number : AD0672986

Title :   ON THE PROBLEM OF QUANTUM INTERFERENCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 66-29 Feb 68,

Corporate Author : YESHIVA UNIV NEW YORK BELFER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Aharonov,Yakir ; Petersen,Aage

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : An approach is developed for the quantum interference problem that makes the characteristics of the problem more conspicuous and brings out the physical concepts which are adequate for its description. The idea of deterministic quantum experiments is introduced, and a deterministic quantum interference experiment is described. It is shown that the variables that are relevant for describing quantum interference are of the type cos(pl/h bar). The usefulness of these variables in the quantum theory of radiation is outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELEMENTARY PARTICLES, QUANTUM THEORY), (*QUANTUM THEORY, INTERFERENCE), FIELD THEORY, WAVE FUNCTIONS, HILBERT SPACE, NUCLEAR SPINS, OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS), POTENTIAL THEORY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE