Isochronous Curiosities: Classical and Quantum

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


Your study of classical mechanics usually begins with the analysis of a particle of mass m moving in one dimension under the action of a potential V(x). This is probably the simplest problem in classical mechanics and possibly the whole of physics. As we shall see, this apparent simplicity is rather deceptive and this problem hides some interesting surprises [34].


Potential Versus Harmonic Oscillator Form Versus Harmonic Oscillator Potential Single Minimum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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