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The Schrödinger equation for a non-quantized matter field: a pedagogical introduction.

Dec 15, 2021, 11:20 AM
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Presentations in Wroclaw 20. Contemporary physics and modern physics in schools and universities Parallel 7 - Wroclaw


Luisa Lovisetti (University of Milan, Department of Physics)


Usual presentations of Physics Education start by postulating the existence of a classical field that obeys to the equation of motion, derived from a conveniently chosen Lagrangian density. But while electromagnetic fields are given a proper physics meaning, matter fields are considered only a technical instrument, unless they are quantized. Therefore, in this work, we aim to give a pedagogical construction which allows us to assign a physical meaning also to non-quantized matter fields. This operation is particularly important since we believe that Quantum Field Theory is more suited than Quantum Mechanics to introduce quantum physics in secondary schools.

Primary authors

Luisa Lovisetti (University of Milan, Department of Physics) Marco Giliberti (University of Milan, Department of Physics)

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