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 more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 3 black & white tables
  • 1584881976
  • 9781584881971

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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 2001show more

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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 sectionshow more

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