ABSTRACT: We consider the quantum mechanical behavior of a driven particle in an infinite ID potential well. We show that the quantum
dynamics of the system is induced by the delicate nontrivial properties of the momentum operator in this case, namely, its
non-self-adjointness. Using this, we calculate the first order contribution to the cross section and the energy gain, and
discuss their classical limit.
Foundations of Physics 01/1997; 27(2):135-151. · 1.05 Impact Factor