Title

THE ADIABATIC THEOREM AND BERRYS PHASE

Publication Date

1989

Journal or Book Title

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS

Abstract

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.

Comments

The published version is located at http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v57/i12/p1079_s1

Volume

57

Pages

1079-1084

Issue

12

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