A reasonable method for computing path integrals on curved spaces

  • Cécile DeWitt-Morette
Section V
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 106)


Configuration Space Path Integral Curve Space Projective System Continuous Path 


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  • Cécile DeWitt-Morette
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  1. 1.Department of Astronomy and Center for RelativityThe University of TexasAustin

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