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EFFECTIVE LAGRANGIANS AND QUANTUM-MECHANICS - THE INDEX OF REFRACTION
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • BR Holstein
Publication Date
1989
Abstract
Using path integral quantization of a harmonic oscillator–electric field system, it is demonstrated how the familiar expression for the index of refraction of a gas can be obtained by use of the so‐called effective Lagrangian.
Comments
The published version is located at http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v57/i2/p142_s1
Pages
142-148
Citation Information
BR Holstein. "EFFECTIVE LAGRANGIANS AND QUANTUM-MECHANICS - THE INDEX OF REFRACTION" AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Vol. 57 Iss. 2 (1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry_holstein/78/