• Schwinger’s action principle, supersymmetry and path integrals

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      Schwinger’s action principle; path integrals; supersymmetry

    • Abstract


      We use Schwinger’s action principle in quantum mechanics to obtain the quantisation from Lagrangian for the fermionic variables, as well as when it contains auxiliary coordinates. We illustrate this with a supersymmetric Lagrangian which naturally includes auxiliary variables. We further show that the action principle also leads to Feynman’s path integral quantisation, which is aesthetically pleasing.

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      S P Misra1 Tapaswini Pattnaik1

      1. Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar - 751 005, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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