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Introduction to the "second quantization" formalism for non-relativistic quantum mechanics: A possible substitution for Sections 6.7 and 6.8 of Feynman's "Statistical Mechanics"

@article{Tasaki2018IntroductionTT,
  title={Introduction to the "second quantization" formalism for non-relativistic quantum mechanics: A possible substitution for Sections 6.7 and 6.8 of Feynman's "Statistical Mechanics"},
  author={Hal Tasaki},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
  year={2018}
}
  • Hal Tasaki
  • Published 2018
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • arXiv: Statistical Mechanics
  • This is a self-contained and hopefully readable account on the method of creation and annihilation operators (also known as the Fock space representation of the "second quantization" formalism) for non-relativistic quantum mechanics of many particles. Assuming knowledge only on conventional quantum mechanics in the wave function formalism, we define the creation and annihilation operators, discuss their properties, and introduce corresponding representations of states and operators of many… CONTINUE READING