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Free Particle Motion in One Dimension

  • Siegmund BrandtEmail author
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen
  • Tilo Stroh
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Abstract

Description of a particle as a harmonic wave of sharp momentum and as a wave packet with a Gaussian spectral function. Approximation of a wave packet as a sum of harmonic waves. Probability-current density. Quantile motion. Classical phase-space description. Analogies in optics: harmonic light waves and light wave packets. Discussion of the uncertainty principle.

Keywords

Wave Packet Spectral Function Free Particle Harmonic Wave Gaussian Wave Packet 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Siegmund Brandt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen
    • 1
  • Tilo Stroh
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSiegen UniversitySiegenGermany

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