Algebraic Approach to the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation

Yakir Aharonov, Sandu Popescu, Daniel Rohrlich

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In the algebraic approach to the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, equations in the algebra of physical operators yield the induced vector and scalar potentials; eigenstates are never needed. The “slow” variables need not commute. In the classical analog, the Poisson bracket replaces the commutator. A non-adiabatic extension is indicated.
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)3691-3700
Number of pages10
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number39
StatePublished - 1993


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