Gabriel Karl, U. of Guelph
Quantum Variations and Least Action Principles for Pedestrians
Physics Division Colloquium - 15 Jun 2001

At large quantum numbers, quantum mechanics becomes classical mechanics. In this limit quantum variational principles turn into least action principles. The emphasis will be on the long history of the principles of least action, with less detail on mathematics. (But there will be a few equations!). Reference: C.G.Gray et al., Annals of Physics, 251, 1-25, (1996)

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