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The Adiabatic Theorem and Berry's Phase
American Journal of Physics (1989)
  • BR Holstein
A study is presented of Berry's observation that when a quantum-mechanical system is transported on a closed adiabatic journey, a topological phase arises in addition to the usual dynamical phase expected from the adiabatic theorem. Consequences are explored in the case of a simple magnetic moment-magnetic field interaction and are shown to lead, among other things, to Dirac's famous relation between electric and magnetic charges.
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BR Holstein. "The Adiabatic Theorem and Berry's Phase" American Journal of Physics Vol. 57 Iss. 12 (1989)
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