Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-1983

Publication Title

American Journal of Physics

Abstract

If two bound nonrelativistic quantum particles are each subject to a nonlinear external potential, their Schrödinger equation does not separate in relative and center‐of‐mass coordinates. For this case, the details of internal state of the composite affect its center‐of‐mass properties. The extent of this internal state influence is examined for an exactly soluble one‐dimensional model system.

Original Citation

Lock, James A. "Center-of-Mass Properties of Composite Systems Subject to Non-Linear External Interactions." American Journal of Physics 51 (1983): 717-721.

DOI

10.1119/1.13153

Version

Postprint

Volume

51

Issue

8

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