Group theory of the Morse potential

  • Manuel Berrondo
  • Alejandro Palma
Atomic, molecular, solid-state, and statistical physics
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 135)


We map the problem of a Morse potential in one dimension into a two-dimensional harmonic oscillator. The symmetry group for this problem is U(2). Starting from the dynamical group Sp(4), we use two different chains of groups including SU(1,1) and U(2) respectively.


Symmetry Group Dynamical Group Morse Potential Algebraic Formulation Radial Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Berrondo
    • 1
  • Alejandro Palma
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de FísicaUniv. of MexicoMéxico 20
  2. 2.Instituto Mexicano del PetróleoMéxico 14

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