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Complete Hamiltonian description of wave-like features in classical and quantum physics

@inproceedings{AOrefice2007CompleteHD,
  title={Complete Hamiltonian description of wave-like features in classical and quantum physics},
  author={A.Orefice and R.Giovanelli and D.Ditto},
  year={2007}
}
The analysis of the Helmholtz equation is shown to lead to an exact Hamiltonian system of equations describing in terms of ray trajectories a very wide family of wave-like phenomena (including diffraction and interference) going much beyond the limits of the ordinary geometrical optics approximation, which is contained as a simple limiting case. Due to the fact that the time independent Schroedinger equation is itself a Helmoltz-like equation, the same mathematical solutions holding for a… Expand