dc.contributor.authorHuan, Yan Wei
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T02:49:37Z
dc.date.available2016-05-26T02:49:37Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/68448
dc.description.abstractIn this report, we will build the foundation for the understanding of the propagator in an attempt to search for a correspondence between the classical and quantum mechanics (QM). We will derive the propagator ($K$) from both spectral representation and path integral, and observe the role of the classical Lagrangian in the solution. At the same time, the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator (QHO) was used as a illustrative example for which the propagators from both methods were shown to be equal. The idea of a Fourier transformed propagator ($\tilde{K}$) will also be explored, where it is shown that the transform complex function's residues are eigenfunctions and its simple poles are its bound state energies. Given that understanding, we will verify a given $\tilde{K}$ for the non-harminic P\"{o}schl Teller (PT) potential against the numerical solution of the spectral representation using MAPLE. Furthermore, motivated by the similar shape of the potential between the QHO and the PT potential, we will verify that the PT potential system will tend to a QHO in the appropriate limit. Lastly, we will extend our understanding of propagators into Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics (SUSY QM), where we will seek for a possible relationship between the pair propagators for partner potentials, and checked its validity for the QHO.en_US
dc.format.extent90 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Science::Physics::Atomic physics::Quantum theoryen_US
dc.titleAn exploration of techniques for determining propagators In quantum mechanicsen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorHo Shen Yongen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreePHYSICS and APPLIED PHYSICSen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Tan Hai Siongen_US


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