IJPAM: Volume 70, No. 2 (2011)


Francisco Nettel$^1$, Hernando Quevedo$^2$
$^1$Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
AP 70543, México D.F. 04510, MÉXICO
$^2$ Dipartimento di Fisica
Università di Roma
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185, Roma, ITALY

Abstract. We present a derivation of the canonical energy spectrum of the harmonic oscillator by using the approach of topological quantization. The topological spectrum is derived by analyzing the Euler characteristic class of a particular principal fiber bundle in which the base space corresponds to the configuration manifold, equipped with a Jacobi metric, and the standard fiber is represented by the rotation group. The resulting topological spectrum is shown to be equivalent to the energy spectrum following from the application of the standard procedure of canonical quantization.

Received: April 23, 2009

AMS Subject Classification: 46L65, 81S99

Key Words and Phrases: topological quantization, topological spectrum, canonical spectrum

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Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395
Year: 2011
Volume: 70
Issue: 2