Alternative analysis to perturbation theory in quantum mechanics. Dyson series in matrix form
Abstract
We develop an alternative approach to the time independent perturbation theory in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. The method developed has the advantage to provide in one operation the correction to the energy and to the wave function; additionally we can analyze the time evolution of the system for any initial condition, which may be bothersome in the standard method. To verify our results, we apply our method to the harmonic oscillator perturbed by a quadratic potential. An alternative form of the Dyson series, in matrix form instead of integral form, is also obtained.
 Publication:

European Physical Journal D
 Pub Date:
 January 2012
 DOI:
 10.1140/epjd/e2011206545
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1110.0723
 Bibcode:
 2012EPJD...66...22M
 Keywords:

 Quantum Optics;
 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 12 pages, no figures