Foundations of Physics

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 851–856 | Cite as

Classification of exactly solvable potential problems

  • Haluk Beker
Part IV. Invited Papers Dedicated To Asim Orhan Barut


A differential equation with a known solution is transformed by changing both its dependent and independent variables, and the resulting nonlinear differential equation is then compared with the Schrödinger equation. The method is demonstrated using the confluent hypergeometric differential equation and the solutions to hydrogen, SHO and l=0 Morse potential problems are obtained.


Hydrogen Differential Equation Potential Problem Nonlinear Differential Equation Hypergeometric Differential Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haluk Beker
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoğaziçi UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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