Various Approaches to Semiclassical Quantum Dynamics

Analysis Seminar
Topic:Various Approaches to Semiclassical Quantum Dynamics
Speaker:George A. Hagedorn
Affiliation:Virginia Tech
Date:Tuesday, March 6
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101

I shall describe several techniques for finding approximate solutions to the time-dependent Schr\"odinger equation in the semiclassical limit. The first of these involves expansions in "semiclassical wave packets" that are also sometimes called "generalized squeezed states." The second is a time-dependent WKB approach that is related to the work of Maslov. I also plan briefly to describe the use of Bargmann transforms and Wigner.