Probabilistic evolution approach to the expectation value dynamics of quantum mechanical operators, part I: integral representation of Kronecker power series and multivariate Hausdorff moment problems

Ayvaz M., Demiralp M.

JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.52, no.8, pp.2161-2182, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10910-014-0371-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2161-2182
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This is the first one of two companion papers focusing on the establishment of a new path for the expectation value dynamics of the quantum mechanical operators. The main goal of these studies is to do quantum mechanics without explicitly solving Schrodinger wave equation, in other words, without using wave functions except their initially given forms. This goal is achieved by using Ehrenfest theorem and utilizing probabilistic evolution approach (PEA). PEA, first introduced by Metin Demiralp, is a method providing solutions to the nonlinear ordinary differential equations by transforming them to a set of linear ODEs at the cost of denumerably infinite dimensionality. It is recently shown that this method produces analytic solutions, if the initial conditions are given appropriately at some special cases. However, generalization of these conditions to the quantum mechanical applications is not straightforward due to the dispersion of the quantum mechanical systems. For this purpose, multivariate moment problems for the integral representation of the Kronecker power series are introduced and then solved yielding to more specific and precise convergence analysis for the quantum mechanical applications.