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Anharmonic oscillator and double-well potential: Approximating eigenfunctions. (English) Zbl 1092.34049
The author notes that in the last 50 years the one-dimensional anharmonic oscillator (meaning \(m^2\geq 0)\), the corresponding Hamiltonian \[ {\mathbf H}=-d^2/dx^2+m^2x^2+gx^4\tag{1} \] and the Schrödinger equation \[ {\mathbf H}\Psi = E(m^2,g)\psi\tag{2} \] have been intensively studied and resulted in nontrivial applications to quantum mechanics, and to quantum field theory. Here, the author develops a uniform approximation of the ground state eigenfunction of (1), which remains valid for different values of the coupling constant \(g\) and the parameter \(m\).

MSC:
34L40 Particular ordinary differential operators (Dirac, one-dimensional Schrödinger, etc.)
34B08 Parameter dependent boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
41A99 Approximations and expansions
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