The Time-Dependent Schrdinger Equation Revisited: Quantum Optical and Classical Maxwell Routes to Schrdingers Wave Equation Academic Article uri icon


  • In a previous paper [1-3] we presented quantum field theoretical and classical (Hamilton-Jacobi) routes to the time-dependent Schrdinger's equation (TDSE) in which the time t and position r are regarded as parameters, not operators. From this perspective, the time in quantum mechanics is argued as being the same as the time in Newtonian mechanics. We here provide a parallel argument, based on the photon wave function, showing that the time in quantum mechanics is the same as the time in Maxwell equations. 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

published proceedings

  • Lecture Notes in Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • September 2009