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Title: Second-order superintegrable quantum systems

Abstract

A classical (or quantum) superintegrable system on an n-dimensional Riemannian manifold is an integrable Hamiltonian system with potential that admits 2n - 1 functionally independent constants of the motion that are polynomial in the momenta, the maximum number possible. If these constants of the motion are all quadratic, then the system is second-order superintegrable, the most tractable case and the one we study here. Such systems have remarkable properties: multi-integrability and separability, a quadratic algebra of symmetries whose representation theory yields spectral information about the Schroedinger operator, and deep connections with expansion formulas relating classes of special functions. For n = 2 and for conformally flat spaces when n = 3, we have worked out the structure of the classical systems and shown that the quadratic algebra always closes at order 6. Here, we describe the quantum analogs of these results. We show that, for nondegenerate potentials, each classical system has a unique quantum extension.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. University of Minnesota, School of Mathematics (United States)
  2. University of Waikato, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (New Zealand)
  3. The University of New South Wales, School of Mathematics (Australia), E-mail: j.kress@unsw.edu.au
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21075911
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1134/S1063778807030192; Copyright (c) 2007 Nauka/Interperiodica; Article Copyright (c) 2007 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; EXPANSION; HAMILTONIANS; INTEGRAL CALCULUS; POLYNOMIALS; POTENTIALS; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION; SYMMETRY

Citation Formats

Miller, W., Kalnins, E. G., and Kress, J. M. Second-order superintegrable quantum systems. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063778807030192.
Miller, W., Kalnins, E. G., & Kress, J. M. Second-order superintegrable quantum systems. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063778807030192.
Miller, W., Kalnins, E. G., and Kress, J. M. Thu . "Second-order superintegrable quantum systems". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063778807030192.
@article{osti_21075911,
title = {Second-order superintegrable quantum systems},
author = {Miller, W. and Kalnins, E. G. and Kress, J. M.},
abstractNote = {A classical (or quantum) superintegrable system on an n-dimensional Riemannian manifold is an integrable Hamiltonian system with potential that admits 2n - 1 functionally independent constants of the motion that are polynomial in the momenta, the maximum number possible. If these constants of the motion are all quadratic, then the system is second-order superintegrable, the most tractable case and the one we study here. Such systems have remarkable properties: multi-integrability and separability, a quadratic algebra of symmetries whose representation theory yields spectral information about the Schroedinger operator, and deep connections with expansion formulas relating classes of special functions. For n = 2 and for conformally flat spaces when n = 3, we have worked out the structure of the classical systems and shown that the quadratic algebra always closes at order 6. Here, we describe the quantum analogs of these results. We show that, for nondegenerate potentials, each classical system has a unique quantum extension.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063778807030192},
journal = {Physics of Atomic Nuclei},
number = 3,
volume = 70,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}