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Spectral approximation by the polar transformation


Spectral approximation by the polar transformation

Zhou, Wei Hua (1997) Spectral approximation by the polar transformation. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Central potentials V(r) are considered which admit the polar representation $V(r)=g(h(r)),$ where $h(r)={\rm sgn}(q)r\sp{q},$ q is fixed, and g is the polar transformation function. This representation allows the Schrodinger eigenvalues generated by V to be approximated in terms of those generated by the polar potential h(r). In many cases the optimal values $\{q\sb1,q\sb2\}$ of the power q can be chosen so that the corresponding polar functions $\{g\sb1,g\sb2\}$ have definite and opposite convexity. For such cases the spectral approximations provide both upper and lower bounds for the entire discrete spectrum. The example of the central potential $V(r)=ar\sp2+br\sp2/(1+cr\sp2)$ in $R\sp3$ is studied in detail: optimal bounds are determined for a wide range of the potential parameters. The method is applicable, essentially unchanged, for problems in any number of spatial dimensions.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Mathematics and Statistics
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Zhou, Wei Hua
Pagination:vi, 56 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.Sc.
Thesis Supervisor(s):Hall, Richard L.
Identification Number:QC 20.7 S64Z48 1997
ID Code:263
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:10
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 19:46
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