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Title

Numerical Solution of the Spinless Salpeter Equation by a Semianalytical Matrix Method (A Mathematica 4.0 Routine)
Authors

Wen-Fa Lu
Organization: Yonsei University
Department: Institute of Physics and Applied Physics
F. Schöberl
Journal / Anthology

International Journal of Modern Physics C-Physics & Computers
Year: 2000
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Page range: 485-492
Description

In quantum theory, the "spinless Salpeter equation", the relativistic generalization of the nonrelativistic Schrödinger equation, is used to describe both the bound states of scalar particles and the spin-averaged spectra of bound states of fermions. A numerical procedure solves the spinless Salpeter equation by approximating this eigenvalue equation by a matrix eigenvalue problem with explicitly known matrices.
Subject

*Science > Physics > Quantum Physics
Keywords

spinless Salpeter equation, relativistic quantum theory, bound states