Author

Johlen

Date of Award

8-1992

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Dr. Sung Chung

Second Advisor

Dr. Alvin Rosenthal

Third Advisor

Dr. Michitoshi Soga

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Two formalisms using the transfer matrix technique, the first one by Gupta and Sutherland (1976) and the second one by Guyer and Miller (1979), are investigated and a proof is given for their equivalence.

Furthermore, it is pointed out that previous studies neglected the difficulties that arise from nonhermitian pseudo Hamiltonian. This work proves that the same results are obtained by taking into account the nonhermiticity of the pseudo Hamiltonian.

Thus, the transfer integral technique is extended to nonhermitian pseudo Hamiltonians.

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