Rays and phases in quantum mechanics

Boya, Luis J. ; Sudarshan, E. C. G. (1991) Rays and phases in quantum mechanics Foundations of Physics Letters, 4 (3). pp. 283-287. ISSN 0894-9875

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We show how phases enter in quantum mechanics as observable entities, in spite of the fact that physical states are represented by rays; in particular the Berry phase for closed loops and the phase difference between the two paths in the two-slit experiment stem from a common origin.

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Keywords:Phase; Closed Paths; Fiber Bundles; Interference
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