Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 229–234 | Cite as

Measures for more quadratic path integrals

  • Ingrid Daubechies
  • John R. Klauder


We show that the coherent state matrix elements of the quantum mechanical propagator for all quadratic Hamiltonians may be represented as the limit of path integrals with respect to appropriately modified Wiener measures as the associated diffusion constant tends to infinity.


Statistical Physic Matrix Element Group Theory Coherent State Path Integral 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Daubechies
    • 1
    • 2
  • John R. Klauder
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of MathematicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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