ALGEBRAIC APPROACH TO THE BORN-OPPENHEIMER APPROXIMATION

Y AHARONOV, S POPESCU, D ROHRLICH

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Abstract

In the algebraic approach to the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, equations in the algebra of physical operators yield the induced vector and scalar potentials; eigenstates are never needed. The ''slow'' variables need not commute. In the classical analog, the Poisson bracket replaces the commutator. A non-adiabatic extension is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3691-3700
Number of pages10
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Volume8
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 1993

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