• On the solutions of the Wick-Cutkosky model in the instantaneous approximation

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      Bethe-Salpeter equation; Wick-Cutkosky model; stereographic projection; Funk-Hecke theorem; second order difference equation; infinite continued fraction

    • Abstract


      By reexamining the analysis of Basu and Biswas, based on the stereographic projection method of Fock and Levy, it is shown that the general solution of the Wick-Cutkosky model in the instantaneous approximation, hitherto unreported, involves only one quantum number; this is contrasted with the well-known solution which involves two quantum numbers, but for which the spectrum is degenerate with respect to one of them. The latter situation is shown to hold under a rather special circumstance.

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      G P Malik1 L K Pande1

      1. School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110 067, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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