Title

EFFECTIVE LAGRANGIANS AND QUANTUM-MECHANICS - THE INDEX OF REFRACTION

Publication Date

1989

Journal or Book Title

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS

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

Volume

57

Pages

142-148

Issue

2

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