Abstract

Using the idea that a quantum mechanical system drops to its ground state as its temperature goes to absolute zero several operators are devised to enable the approximation of the lowest order energy eigenstate of a given symmetry; as well as an approximation to the energy eigenvalue of the same order.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

Rights

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Date Submitted

2003-06-23

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd226

Keywords

approximation, eigenfunction, eigenvalue, Hamiltonian, iteration, iteration operator, quantum mechanics, eigenstate, energy eigenvalue

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