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Given that a representation exists in which the action functions o f the system o f interest become identical in form to those o f some other system for which a complete correspondence identity is known to exist, and 50 A . Norcliffe, Correspondence identities and the C ou lo m b potential 2. Given also that it is possible to express the corresponding operator kernel o f the system o f interest in terms o f that o f the other system (through which the complete correspondence identity is provided) in such a way that preserves its clas sical path form (as does eq.
1 3 ) can be regarded as a sum over classical } 48 A , Norcliffe, Correspondence identities and the C ou lom b potential paths o f terms involving the classical action functions o f the electron in the H-atom. In other words, from eq. 11), it follows that J v(u , Uq) is given exactly as a sum over classical paths. The only problem now, then, is that o f explaining w h y I e ( 6 , 9 q) is given as a sum over classical paths in the first place. This may be done by evaluating the kernel directly by path integration showing that only the classi cal paths contribute.
Solutions o f the Schrödinger equation. Classical trajectories and quantities evaluated along them, such as the action, play crucial roles in the theories, and for this reason it is impor tant to understand exactly what the mechanisms are in terms o f classical paths that give rise to the specific quantal effects mentioned above. Here the study o f the correspondence identities and the way they have been explained, is particularly useful. The complete correspondence identities o f eqs. 4 7 ) provide us with both classical as well as quantal descriptions o f phenomena such as discrete energy levels and barrier penetration which occur in the Coulomb problem.