DIRECT QUANTIZATION OF EQUATIONS OF MOTION: FROM CLASSICAL DYNAMICS TO TRANSITION AMPLITUDES VIA STRINGS

DENIS KOCHAN
2010 International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics (IJGMMP)  
New method of quantization is presented. It is based on classical Newton-Lagrange equations of motion (representing the fundamental physical law of mechanics) rather than on their traditional Lagrangian and/or Hamiltonian precursors. It is shown that classical dynamics is governed by canonical two-form $\Omega$, which embodies kinetic energy and forces acting within the system. New type of variational principle employing differential two-form $\Omega$ and "umbilical strings" is introduced. The
more » ... is introduced. The Feynman path integral over histories of the system is then rearranged to "umbilical world-sheet" functional integral in accordance with the proposed variational principle. In the case of potential-generated forces, world-sheet approach reduces to the standard quantum mechanics. As an example Quantum Mechanics with friction is analyzed in detail.
doi:10.1142/s0219887810004865 fatcat:4nmo6noa3ndn3eqf7jfmng2z2m