Free Schrödinger equation analyzed in terms of the wave equation

V. G. Bagrov, B. F. Samsonov, A. V. Shapovalov

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The free time-dependent Schrödinger equation in three-dimensional space is analyzed as a special case of the wave equation in five-dimensional spacetime. This approach transforms the separation of variables in the parabolic Schrödinger equation into the separation of variables in a nonparabolic equation. Then one can solve the problem using the last theorem of V. N. Shapovalov (see Differents. Uravn., No. 10, 1864 (1980)) on the necessary and sufficient conditions for the complete separation of variables. Other advantages of this approach are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-604
Number of pages5
JournalSoviet Physics Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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