A systematic study on the exact solution of the position dependent mass Schrödinger equation

Ramazan Koç, Mehmet Koca

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An algebraic method of constructing potentials for which the Schrödinger equation with position dependent mass can be solved exactly is presented. A general form of the generators of su(1,1) algebra has been employed with a unified approach to the problem. Our systematic approach reproduces a number of earlier results and also leads to some novelties. We show that the solutions of the Schrödinger equation with position dependent mass are free from the choice of parameters for position dependent mass. Two classes of potentials are constructed that include almost all exactly solvable potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8105-8112
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Jul 25 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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