A relation between the Schrödinger and radiative transfer equations.
Abstract
It is demonstrated in this paper that the quantummechanical Schrödinger equation can be reformulated into a radiative transfer equation for the probability density of the wave function. The physical relevance of the formalism is established by applying it to hydrogen. In addition, it is demonstrated that the uncertainty relation for momentum and position can be derived from the Stokes equation. An extension of the derived oneparticle radiative transfer equation to an Nparticle equation is also discussed.
 Publication:

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
 Pub Date:
 February 1992
 DOI:
 10.1016/00224073(92)90070K
 Bibcode:
 1992JQSRT..47..121G
 Keywords:

 Radiative Transfer;
 Schroedinger Equation;
 Transfer Functions;
 Probability Density Functions;
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Solitary Waves;
 Wave Functions;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics