An Eigenfunction Expansion for the Schrödinger Equation with Arbitrary Non-Central Potentials
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An eigenfunction expansion for the Schrödinger equation for a particle moving in an arbitrary non-central potential in the cylindrical polar coordinates is introduced, which reduces the partial differential equation to a system of coupled differential equations in the radial variable r. It is proved that such an orthogonal expansion of the wavefunction into the complete set of Chebyshev polynomials is uniformly convergent on any domain of (r,θ). As a benchmark application, the bound states calculations of the quartic oscillator show that both analytical and numerical implementations of the present method are quite satisfactory.
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