Systems with N Degreesof Freedom

  • R. Shankar


So far, we have restricted our attention (apart from minor digressions) to a system with one degree of freedom, namely, a single particle in one dimension. We now consider the quantum mechanics of systems with N degrees of freedom. The increase in degrees of freedom may be due to an increase in the number of particles, number of spatial dimensions, or both. In this section we consider N particles in one dimension, and start with the case N = 2.


Wave Function State Vector Direct Product Interference Term Identical Particle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Shankar
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  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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