The effective potential in quantum mechanics

Thomas Curtright, C. B. Thorn

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Abstract

General properties of the effective potential are discussed for quantum mechanical systems with a single degree of freedom. These properties are illustrated using specific one-dimensional potential models. In particular, it is stressed that the ground state for a system can exist even when the effective potential decreases monotonically towards a unique finite minimum at infinite (x).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-548
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Volume25
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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The effective potential in quantum mechanics. / Curtright, Thomas; Thorn, C. B.

In: Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 25, No. 3, 1984, p. 541-548.

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