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ERIC Number: EJ830496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Synthetic Approach to the Transfer Matrix Method in Classical and Quantum Physics
Pujol, O.; Perez, J. P.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n4 p679-691 Jul 2007
The aim of this paper is to propose a synthetic approach to the transfer matrix method in classical and quantum physics. This method is an efficient tool to deal with complicated physical systems of practical importance in geometrical light or charged particle optics, classical electronics, mechanics, electromagnetics and quantum physics. Teaching would benefit by using the "abcd"-matrix which in addition is easy to implement on a personal computer. (Contains 1 table and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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