Generalized approach to minimal uncertainty products
Author(s)Mendoza, Douglas M
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
Roman W. Jackiw.
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A general technique to construct quantum states that saturate uncertainty products using variational methods is developed. Such a method allows one to numerically compute uncertainties in cases where the Robertson-Schrodinger (RS) uncertainty approach fails. To demonstrate the limitations of the RS approach, the ([Delta]x2 )([Delta]p) relation is examined using both the variational and direct method.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2013.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 35).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology