We use a continuous-time path integral to obtain the semiclassical propagator for minimal-spread spin coherent states. We pay particular attention to the "extra phase" discovered by Solari and Kochetov, and show that this correction is related to an anomaly in the fluctuation determinant. We show that, once this extra factor is included, the semiclassical propagator has the correct short time behavior to O(T2), and demonstrate its consistency under dissection of the path.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics