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Abstract: In the context of quasi-Hermitian theories, which are non-Hermitian in theconventional sense, but can be made Hermitian by the introduction of adynamically-determined metric $\eta$, we address the problem of how thefunctional integral and the Feynman diagrams deduced therefrom -know- about themetric. Our investigation is triggered by a result of Bender, Chen and Milton,who calculated perturbatively the one-point function $G 1$ for the quantumHamiltonian $H=\halfp^2+x^2+igx^3$. It turns out that this calculation indeedcorresponds to an expectation value in the ground state evaluated with the$\eta$ metric. The resolution of the problem turns out be that, although thereis no explicit mention of the metric in the path integral or Feynman diagrams,their derivation is based fundamentally on the Heisenberg equations of motion,which only take their standard form when matrix elements are evaluated with theinclusion of $\eta$.



Author: H. F. Jones, R. J. Rivers

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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