\frac{d\Bx}{dt} \cross \BB 9.1.2 Oscillator Hamiltonian: Position and momentum operators 9.1.3 Position representation 9.1.4 Heisenberg picture 9.1.5 Schrodinger picture 9.2 Uncertainty relationships 9.3 Coherent States 9.3.1 Expansion in terms of number states 9.3.2 Non-Orthogonality 9.3.3 Uncertainty relationships 9.3.4 X-representation 9.4 Phonons • Some assigned problems. It provides mathematical support to the correspondence principle. &= Again, in coordinate form, we can write % iφ ∗(x)φ i(x")=δ(x−x"). e (-i\Hbar) \PD{x_r}{\phi}, = \antisymmetric{x_r}{\Bp^2} \antisymmetric{\Pi_r}{\BPi^2} Using the general identity -\inv{Z} \PD{\beta}{Z} ��R�J��h�u�-ZR�9� i \Hbar \PD{p_r}{\Bp^2} \PD{\beta}{Z} \begin{aligned} \antisymmetric{\Pi_r}{\Pi_s \Pi_s} \\ A matrix element of an operator is then < Ψ(t)|O|Ψ(t) > where O is an operator constructed out of position and momentum operators. \begin{aligned} } \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:280}  Jun John Sakurai and Jim J Napolitano. In the Heisenberg picture we have. Heisenberg picture. Note that my informal errata sheet for the text has been separated out from this document. \int d^3 x’ E_{0} \Abs{\braket{\Bx’}{0}}^2 \exp\lr{ -E_{0} \beta} \end{equation}. The Heisenberg picture specifies an evolution equation for any operator $$A$$, known as the Heisenberg equation. &= \Bp^2 – \frac{e}{c} \lr{ \BA \cdot \Bp + \Bp \cdot \BA } + \frac{e^2}{c^2} \BA^2. e \antisymmetric{p_r – \frac{e}{c} A_r}{\phi} \\ where $$x_0^2 = \Hbar/(m \omega)$$, not to be confused with $$x(0)^2$$. &= Using a Heisenberg picture $$x(t)$$ calculate this correlation for the one dimensional SHO ground state. \BPi \cross \BB Using a Heisenberg picture $$x(t)$$ calculate this correlation for the one dimensional SHO ground state. Transcribed Image Text 2.16 Consider a function, known as the correlation function, defined by C (t)= (x (1)x (0)), where x (t) is the position operator in the Heisenberg picture. To contrast the Schr¨odinger representation with the Heisenberg representation (to be introduced shortly) we will put a subscript on operators in the Schr¨odinger representation, so we • My lecture notes. = Using a Heisenberg picture $$x(t)$$ calculate this correlation for the one dimensional SHO ground state. where pis the momentum operator and ais some number with dimension of length. \begin{aligned} Unfortunately, we must first switch to both the Heisenberg picture representation of the position and momentum operators, and also employ the Heisenberg equations of motion. simplicity. In Heisenberg picture, let us ﬁrst study the equation of motion for the \frac{\Hbar \cos(\omega t) }{2 m \omega} \bra{0} \lr{ a + a^\dagger}^2 \ket{0} – \frac{i \Hbar}{m \omega} \sin(\omega t), \sum_{a’} \Abs{\braket{\Bx’}{a’}}^2 \exp\lr{ -\frac{i E_{a’} t}{\Hbar}} \\ – \Pi_s &= \antisymmetric{x_r}{p_s} A_s + {p_s A_s x_r – p_s A_s x_r} \\ Let us compute the Heisenberg equations for X~(t) and momentum P~(t). } x(t) = x(0) \cos(\omega t) + \frac{p(0)}{m \omega} \sin(\omega t), None of these problems have been graded. – \frac{e}{c} \lr{ \antisymmetric{p_r}{A_s} + \antisymmetric{A_r}{p_s}} &= Heisenberg Picture. = \frac{ If we sum over a complete set of states, like the eigenstates of a Hermitian operator, we obtain the (useful) resolution of identity & i |i"#i| = I. = Note that the Pois­son bracket, like the com­mu­ta­tor, is an­ti­sym­met­ric un­der ex­change of and . For now we note that position and momentum operators are expressed by a’s and ay’s like x= r ~ 2m! \end{equation}. \BPi \cdot \BPi &\quad+ x_r A_s p_s – A_s \lr{ \antisymmetric{p_s}{x_r} + x_r p_s } \\ [citation needed]It is most apparent in the Heisenberg picture of quantum mechanics, where it is just the expectation value of the Heisenberg equation of motion. Note that unequal time commutation relations may vary. \end{aligned} Consider a dynamical variable corresponding to a fixed linear operator in September 15, 2015 + \inv{i \Hbar } \antisymmetric{\BPi}{e \phi}. &= \ddt{\BPi} \\ 2 i \Hbar \Bp. Correlation function. operator maps one vector into another vector, so this is an operator. Curvilinear coordinates and gradient in spacetime, and reciprocal frames. &= If … Heisenberg position operator ˆqH(t) is related to the Schr¨odinger picture operator ˆq by qˆH(t) def= e+ iHtˆ qeˆ − Htˆ. �{c�o�/:�O&/*����+�U�g�N��s���w�,������+���耀�dЀ�������]%��S&��@(�!����SHK�.8�_2�1��h2d7�hHvLg�a�x���i��yW.0˘v~=�=~����쌥E�TטO��|͞yCA�A_��f/C|���s�u���Ց�%)H3��-��K�D��:\ԕ��rD�Q � Z+�I phy1520 &= \end{equation}, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:correlationSHO:60} This includes observations, notes on what seem like errors, and some solved problems. \antisymmetric{\Pi_r}{e \phi} + \frac{e^2}{c^2} {\antisymmetric{A_r}{A_s}} \\ Operator methods: outline 1 Dirac notation and deﬁnition of operators 2 Uncertainty principle for non-commuting operators 3 Time-evolution of expectation values: Ehrenfest theorem 4 Symmetry in quantum mechanics 5 Heisenberg representation 6 Example: Quantum harmonic oscillator (from ladder operators to coherent states) \begin{aligned} \end{equation}, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:160} &= \inv{i\Hbar} \antisymmetric{\Bx}{H} \\ Z = \int d^3 x’ \evalbar{ K( \Bx’, t ; \Bx’, 0 ) }{\beta = i t/\Hbar}, Using (8), we can trivially integrate the di erential equation (7) and apply the initial condition x H(0) = x(0), to nd x H(t) = x(0)+ p(0) m t 2 \lr{ 2 i \Hbar p_r, = E_0. ˆAH(t) = U † (t, t0)ˆASU(t, t0) ˆAH(t0) = ˆAS. &= }. \end{equation}, Show that the ground state energy is given by, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:partitionFunction:40} &= \boxed{ 1 Problem 1 (a) Calculate the momentum operator for the 1D Simple Harmonic Oscillator in the Heisenberg picture. h��[�r�8�~���;X���8�m7��ę��h��F�g��| �I��hvˁH�@��@�n B�M� �O�pa�T��O�Ȍ�M�}�M��x��f�Y�I��i�S����@��%� \end{aligned} } \begin{aligned} Suppose that at t = 0 the state vector is given by. e \BE. In theHeisenbergpicture the time evolution of the position operator is: dx^(t) dt = i ~ [H;^ ^x(t)] Note that theHamiltonianin the Schr odinger picture is the same as the Heisenberg evolution, such an operator generically evolves into an operator which is no more a tensor-product– this is just the statement of entanglement stated in Heisenberg picture. -\int d^3 x’ \sum_{a’} E_{a’} \Abs{\braket{\Bx’}{a’}}^2 \exp\lr{ -E_{a’} \beta}. heisenberg_expand (U, wires) Expand the given local Heisenberg-picture array into a full-system one. In the following we shall put an Ssubscript on kets and operators in the Schr¨odinger picture and an Hsubscript on them in the Heisenberg picture. The force for this ... We can address the time evolution in Heisenberg picture easier than in Schr¨odinger picture. \ddt{\Bx} = \inv{m} \lr{ \Bp – \frac{e}{c} \BA } = \inv{m} \BPi, No comments &= \inv{i \Hbar 2 m } \antisymmetric{\BPi}{\BPi^2} \end{equation}. • A fixed basis is, in some ways, more From Equation 3.5.3, we can distinguish the Schrödinger picture from Heisenberg operators: ˆA(t) = ψ(t) | ˆA | ψ(t) S = ψ(t0)|U † ˆAU|ψ(t0) S = ψ | ˆA(t) | ψ H. where the operator is defined as. \antisymmetric{\Pi_r}{\Pi_s} The time dependent Heisenberg picture position operator was found to be \begin{equation}\label{eqn:correlationSHO:40} x(t) = x(0) \cos(\omega t) + \frac{p(0)}{m \omega} \sin(\omega t), \end{equation} so the correlation function is \begin{aligned} Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. &= \inv{i\Hbar 2 m} \antisymmetric{\Bx}{\Bp^2 – \frac{e}{c} \lr{ \BA \cdot \Bp where | 0 is one for which x = p = 0, p is the momentum operator and a is some number with dimension of length. No comments 4. Modern quantum mechanics. = (a) In the Heisenberg picture, the dynamical equation is the Heisenberg equation of motion: for any operator QH, we have dQH dt = 1 i~ [QH,H]+ ∂QH ∂t where the partial derivative is deﬁned as ∂QH ∂t ≡ eiHt/~ ∂QS ∂t e−iHt/~ where QS is the Schro¨dinger operator. &= \frac{e}{ 2 m c } This is termed the Heisenberg picture, as opposed to the Schrödinger picture, which is outlined in Section 3.1. \end{equation}, February 12, 2015 (The initial condition for a Heisenberg-picture operator is that it equals the Schrodinger operator at the initial time t 0, which we took equal to zero.) No comments The usual Schrödinger picture has the states evolving and the operators constant. \int d^3 x’ \Abs{\braket{\Bx’}{0}}^2 \exp\lr{ -E_{0} \beta} K( \Bx’, t ; \Bx’, 0 ) we have deﬁned the annihilation operator a= r mω ... so that the pendulum settles to the position x 0 6= 0. If a ket or an operator appears without a subscript, the Schr¨odinger picture is assumed. Partition function and ground state energy. Heisenberg evolution, such an operator generically evolves into an operator which is no more a tensor-product– this is just the statement of entanglement stated in Heisenberg picture. \end{aligned} \end{equation}, or \boxed{ • Heisenberg’s matrix mechanics actually came before Schrödinger’s wave mechanics but were too mathematically different to catch on. Evaluate the correla- tion function explicitly for the ground state of a one-dimensional simple harmonic oscillator Get more help from Chegg Evidently, to do this we will need the commutators of the position and momentum with the Hamiltonian. \antisymmetric{\Bx}{\Bp \cdot \BA + \BA \cdot \Bp} = 2 i \Hbar \BA. \antisymmetric{\Bx}{\Bp^2} My notes from that class were pretty rough, but I’ve cleaned them up a bit. – \frac{i e \Hbar}{c} \lr{ -\PD{x_r}{A_s} + \PD{x_s}{A_r} } \\ math and physics play Note that the Pois­son bracket, like the com­mu­ta­tor, is an­ti­sym­met­ric un­der ex­change of and . (2) Heisenberg Picture: Use unitary property of U to transform operators so they evolve in time. The Three Pictures of Quantum Mechanics Heisenberg • In the Heisenberg picture, it is the operators which change in time while the basis of the space remains fixed. \cos(\omega t) \bra{0} x(0)^2 \ket{0} + \frac{\sin(\omega t)}{m \omega} \bra{0} p(0) x(0) \ket{0} \\ \begin{aligned} – \frac{e}{c} \lr{ (-i\Hbar) \PD{x_r}{A_s} + (i\Hbar) \PD{x_s}{A_r} } \\ &= This is a physically appealing picture, because particles move – there is a time-dependence to position and momentum. Let’s look at time-evolution in these two pictures: Schrödinger Picture &= 2 i \Hbar A_r, heisenberg_obs (wires) Representation of the observable in the position/momentum operator basis. \sum_{a’} \Abs{\braket{\Bx’}{a’}}^2 \exp\lr{ -E_{a’} \beta}. If we sum over a complete set of states, like the eigenstates of a Hermitian operator, we obtain the (useful) resolution of identity & i |i"#i| = I. In the Heisenberg picture, all operators must be evolved consistently. \begin{aligned} { \sum_{a’} \braket{\Bx’}{a’} \ket{a’}{\Bx’} \exp\lr{ -\frac{i E_{a’} t}{\Hbar}} \\ •A fixed basis is, in some ways, more mathematically pleasing. To begin, let us consider the canonical commutation relations (CCR) at a xed time in the Heisenberg picture. &= x_r p_s A_s – p_s A_s x_r \\ m \frac{d^2 \Bx}{dt^2} = e \BE + \frac{e}{2 c} \lr{ \lr{ a + a^\dagger} \ket{0} (1.12) Also, the the Heisenberg position eigenstate |q,ti def= e+iHtˆ |qi (1.13) is … &\quad+ {x_r A_s p_s – x_r A_s p_s} + A_s \antisymmetric{x_r}{p_s} \\ This particular picture will prove particularly useful to us when we consider quantum time correlation functions. This is called the Heisenberg Picture. This allows for using the usual framework in quantum information theory and, hence, to enlighten the quantum features of such systems compared to non-decaying systems. \lr{ B_t \Pi_s + \Pi_s B_t }, – \frac{e}{c} \antisymmetric{\Bx}{ \BA \cdot \Bp + \Bp \cdot \BA } *|����T����P�*��l�����}T=�ן�IR�����?��F5����ħ�O�Yxb}�'�O�2>#=��HOGz:�Ӟ�'0��O1~r��9�����*��r=)��M�1���@��O��t�W>J?���{Y��V�T��kkF4�. \end{aligned} a^\dagger \ket{0} \\ A matrix element of an operator is then < Ψ(t)|O|Ψ(t) > where O is an operator constructed out of position and momentum operators. While this looks equivalent to the classical result, all the vectors here are Heisenberg picture operators dependent on position. Realizing that I didn’t use \ref{eqn:gaugeTx:220} for that expansion was the clue to doing this more expediently. &= \inv{i \Hbar} \antisymmetric{\BPi}{H} \\ \Pi_r \Pi_s \Pi_s – \Pi_s \Pi_s \Pi_r \\ \lr{ \antisymmetric{\Pi_r}{\Pi_s} + {\Pi_s \Pi_r} } Suppose that state is $$a’ = 0$$, then, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:partitionFunction:100} endstream endobj 213 0 obj <> endobj 214 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB]>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Type/Page>> endobj 215 0 obj <>stream \end{equation}, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:100} It is hence unclear a priori how to project this evolution into an evolution of a single system operator, the ‘reduced Heisenberg operator’ so to speak. &= = \end{equation}, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:240} The official description of this course was: The general structure of wave mechanics; eigenfunctions and eigenvalues; operators; orbital angular momentum; spherical harmonics; central potential; separation of variables, hydrogen atom; Dirac notation; operator methods; harmonic oscillator and spin. We can now compute the time derivative of an operator. &= \inv{i\Hbar 2 m} Gauge transformation of free particle Hamiltonian. \end{equation}, The propagator evaluated at the same point is, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:partitionFunction:60} \antisymmetric{x_r}{\Bp \cdot \BA + \BA \cdot \Bp} \end{equation}, For the $$\phi$$ commutator consider one component, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:260} Answer. 5.1 The Schro¨dinger and Heisenberg pictures 5.2 Interaction Picture 5.2.1 Dyson Time-ordering operator 5.2.2 Some useful approximate formulas 5.3 Spin-1 precession 2 5.4 Examples: Resonance of a Two-Level System 5.4.1 Dressed states and AC Stark shift 5.5 The wave-function 5.5.1 Position representation \end{equation}, or \end{aligned} I have corrected some the errors after receiving grading feedback, and where I have not done so I at least recorded some of the grading comments as a reference. \lr{ – e \spacegrad \phi \sqrt{1} \ket{1} \\ \end{aligned} Typos, if any, are probably mine(Peeter), and no claim nor attempt of spelling or grammar correctness will be made. Unitary means T ^ ( t) T ^ † ( t) = T ^ † ( t) T ^ ( t) = I ^ where I ^ is the identity operator. we have deﬁned the annihilation operator a= r mω ... so that the pendulum settles to the position x 0 6= 0. \ddt{\Bx} •Heisenberg’s matrix mechanics actually came before Schrödinger’s wave mechanics but were too mathematically different to catch on. {\antisymmetric{p_r}{p_s}} \end{equation}, But C(t) = x_0^2 \lr{ \inv{2} \cos(\omega t) – i \sin(\omega t) }, The main value to these notes is that I worked a number of introductory Quantum Mechanics problems. m \frac{d^2 \Bx}{dt^2} \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:220} \inv{ i \Hbar 2 m} \antisymmetric{\BPi}{\BPi^2} \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:120} \end{equation}. These were my personal lecture notes for the Fall 2010, University of Toronto Quantum mechanics I course (PHY356H1F), taught by Prof. Vatche Deyirmenjian. It is hence unclear a priori how to project this evolution into an evolution of a single system operator, the ‘reduced Heisenberg operator’ so to speak. correlation function, ground state energy, Heisenberg picture, partition function, position operator Heisenberg picture, SHO, [Click here for a PDF of this problem with nicer formatting], \begin{equation}\label{eqn:correlationSHO:20} \end{equation}, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:40} e \antisymmetric{p_r}{\phi} \\ Recall that in the Heisenberg picture, the state kets/bras stay xed, while the operators evolve in time. Answer. The Schr¨odinger and Heisenberg pictures diﬀer by a time-dependent, unitary transformation. • Notes from reading of the text. (m!x+ ip) annihilation operator ay:= p1 2m!~ (m!x ip) creation operator These operators each create/annihilate a quantum of energy E = ~!, a property which gives them their respective names and which we will formalize and prove later on. }. -\inv{Z} \PD{\beta}{Z}, \qquad \beta \rightarrow \infty. + \Bp \cdot \BA } + \frac{e^2}{c^2} \BA^2 } \\ &= \frac{e}{2 m c } \epsilon_{r s t} \Be_r canonical momentum, commutator, gauge transformation, Heisenberg-picture operator, Kinetic momentum, position operator, position operator Heisenberg picture, [Click here for a PDF of this post with nicer formatting], Given a gauge transformation of the free particle Hamiltonian to, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:20} \antisymmetric{\Pi_r}{\Pi_s} &= In Heisenberg picture, let us ﬁrst study the equation of motion for the The point is that , on its own, has no meaning in the Heisenberg picture. } \inv{i \Hbar} \antisymmetric{\BPi}{e \phi} For the $$\BPi^2$$ commutator I initially did this the hard way (it took four notebook pages, plus two for a false start.) The final results for these calculations are found in , but seem worth deriving to exercise our commutator muscles. The time dependent Heisenberg picture position operator was found to be, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:correlationSHO:40} \bra{0} \lr{ x(0) \cos(\omega t) + \frac{p(0)}{m \omega} \sin(\omega t)} x(0) \ket{0} \\ &\quad+ x_r A_s p_s – A_s p_s x_r \\ \boxed{ \begin{equation}\label{eqn:partitionFunction:20} The time dependent Heisenberg picture position operator was found to be \begin{equation}\label{eqn:correlationSHO:40} x(t) = x(0) \cos(\omega t) + \frac{p(0)}{m \omega} \sin(\omega t), \end{equation} so the correlation function is 4. Using the Heisenberg picture, evaluate the expctatione value hxifor t 0. \lr{ \antisymmetric{\Pi_s}{\Pi_r} + {\Pi_r \Pi_s} } \\ operator maps one vector into another vector, so this is an operator. The first order of business is the Heisenberg picture velocity operator, but first note, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:60} queue Append the operator to the Operator queue. \end{aligned} \end{equation}, Putting all the pieces together we’ve got the quantum equivalent of the Lorentz force equation, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:340} where A is some quantum mechanical operator and A is its expectation value.This more general theorem was not actually derived by Ehrenfest (it is due to Werner Heisenberg). &= \begin{equation}\label{eqn:partitionFunction:80} An effective formalism is developed to handle decaying two-state systems. &= \end{equation}, The time evolution of the Heisenberg picture position operator is therefore, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:80} To contrast the Schr¨odinger representation with the Heisenberg representation (to be introduced shortly) we will put a subscript on operators in the Schr¨odinger representation, so we (b) Derive the equation of motion satisfied by the position operator for a ld SHO in the momentum representation (c) Calculate the commutation relations for the position and momentum operators of a ID SHO in the Heisenberg picture. &= The Schrödinger and Heisenberg … \frac{i e \Hbar}{c} \epsilon_{r s t} B_t. – \BB \cross \frac{d\Bx}{dt} This differs from the Heisenberg picture which keeps the states constant while the observables evolve in time, and from the interaction picture in which both the states and the observables evolve in time. It is governed by the commutator with the Hamiltonian. \antisymmetric{p_r – e A_r/c}{p_s – e A_s/c} \\ \end{equation}, or \ket{1}, •In the Heisenberg picture, it is the operators which change in time while the basis of the space remains fixed. We ﬁrst recall the deﬁnition of the Heisenberg picture. 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The force for this ... We can address the time evolution in Heisenberg picture easier than in Schr¨odinger picture. calculate $$m d\Bx/dt$$, $$\antisymmetric{\Pi_i}{\Pi_j}$$, and $$m d^2\Bx/dt^2$$, where $$\Bx$$ is the Heisenberg picture position operator, and the fields are functions only of position $$\phi = \phi(\Bx), \BA = \BA(\Bx)$$. Using the Heisenberg picture, evaluate the expectation value x for t ≥ 0 . • Some worked problems associated with exam preparation. C(t) \end{equation}, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:200} The two operators are equal at $$t=0$$, by definition; $$\hat{A}^{(S)} = \hat{A}(0)$$. A useful identity to remember is, Aˆ,BˆCˆ Aˆ,Bˆ Cˆ Bˆ Aˆ,Cˆ Using the identity above we get, i t i t o o o . \end{equation}, Computing the remaining commutator, we’ve got, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:140} \end{equation}. Heisenberg picture; two-state vector formalism; modular momentum; double slit experiment; Beginning with de Broglie (), the physics community embraced the idea of particle-wave duality expressed, for example, in the double-slit experiment.The wave-like nature of elementary particles was further enshrined in the Schrödinger equation, which describes the time evolution of quantum … \end{aligned} \BPi = \Bp – \frac{e}{c} \BA, &= \lim_{ \beta \rightarrow \infty } – \frac{i e \Hbar}{c} \epsilon_{t s r} B_t, \end{equation}, The derivative is \end{equation}, \begin{equation}\label{eqn:gaugeTx:320} Position and momentum in the Heisenberg picture: The position and momentum operators aretime-independentin the Schrodinger picture, and their commutator is [^x;p^] = i~. ), Lorentz transformations in Space Time Algebra (STA). Pearson Higher Ed, 2014. 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