Supersymmetry In Quantum and Classical Mechanics

Supersymmetry In Quantum and Classical Mechanics

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Following Witten's remarkable discovery of the quantum mechanical scheme in which all the salient features of supersymmetry are embedded, SCQM (supersymmetric classical and quantum mechanics) has become a separate area of research . In recent years, progress in this field has been dramatic and the literature continues to grow. Until now, no book has offered an overview of the subject with enough detail to allow readers to become rapidly familiar with its key ideas and methods.

Supersymmetry in Classical and Quantum Mechanics offers that overview and summarizes the major developments of the last 15 years. It provides both an up-to-date review of the literature and a detailed exposition of the underlying SCQM principles. For those just beginning in the field, the author presents step-by-step details of most of the computations. For more experienced readers, the treatment includes systematic analyses of more advanced topics, such as quasi- and conditional solvability and the role of supersymmetry in nonlinear systems.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 3 Tables, black and white
  • 1584881976
  • 9781584881971

Table of contents

GENERAL REMARKS ON SUPERSYMMETRY
Background
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SUPERSYMMETRIC QUANTUM MECHANICS
SUSY and the Oscillator Problem
Superpotential and Setting Up a Supersymmetric Hamiltonian
Physical Interpretation of Hs
Properties of the Partner Hamiltonians
Applications
Superspace Formalism
Other Schemes of SUSY
SUPERSYMMETRIC CLASSICAL MECHANICS
Classical Poisson Bracket, Its Generalizations
Some Algebraic Properties of the Generalized Poisson Bracket
A Classical Supersymmetric Model
SUSY Breaking, Witten Index and Index Condition
SUSY Breaking
Witten Index
Finite Temperature SUSY
Regulated Witten Index
Index Condition
q-Deformation and Index Condition
Parabosons
Deformed Parabose States and Index Condition
Witten's Index and Higher-Derivative SUSY
Explicit SUSY Breaking and Singular Superpotentials
FACTORIZATION METHOD, SHAPE INVARIANCE AND GENERATION OF SOLVABLE PROBLEMS
Preliminary Remarks
Factorization Method of Infeld and Hull
Shape Invariance Condition
Self-Similar Potentials
A Note on the Generalized Quantum Condition
Non-Uniqueness of the Factorizability
Phase Equivalent Potentials
Generation of Exactly Solvable Potentials in SUSYQM
Conditionally Solvable Potentials and SUSY
RADIAL PROBLEMS AND SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING
SUSY and the Radial Problems
Radial Problems Using Ladder Operator Techniques in SUSYQM
Isotropic Oscillator and Spin-Orbit Coupling
SUSY in D- Dimensions
SUPERSYMMETRY IN NONLINEAR SYSTEMS
The KdV Equation
Conservation Laws in Nonlinear Systems
Lax Equations
SUSY and Conservation Laws in the KdV - MKdV Systems
Darboux's Method
SUSY and Conservation Laws in the KdV-SG Systems
Supersymmetric KdV
Conclusion
PARASUPERSYMMETRY
Introduction
Models of PSUSYQM
PSUSY of Arbitrary Order p
Truncated Oscillator and PSUSYQM
Multidimensional Parasuperalgebras
APPENDIX
Note: Each chapter also contains a References section
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"This interesting and instructive monograph partially fills the gap in the literature concerning the subject of quantization of supersymmetric systems in general. It gives a brief account of many major developments of non-relativistic supersymmetric quantum mechanics (SSQM) in the last fifteen years." - Mathematical Reviews, November 2001
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