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Symmetry 2009, 1(2), 115-144; doi:10.3390/sym1020115

Supersymmetry of Generalized Linear Schrödinger Equations in (1+1) Dimensions

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Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, USA
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Escuela Superior de Cómputo, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Col. Lindavista, 07738 México DF, Mexico
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Received: 3 September 2009 / Accepted: 2 October 2009 / Published: 6 October 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers: Symmetry Concepts and Applications)
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Abstract

We review recent results on how to extend the supersymmetry SUSY normalism in Quantum Mechanics to linear generalizations of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation in (1+1) dimensions. The class of equations we consider contains many known cases, such as the Schrödinger equation for position-dependent mass. By evaluating intertwining relations, we obtain explicit formulas for the interrelations between the supersymmetric partner potentials and their corresponding solutions. We review reality conditions for the partner potentials and show how our SUSY formalism can be extended to the Fokker-Planck and thenonhomogeneous Burgers equation.
Keywords: time-dependent Schrödinger equation; supersymmetry; Darboux transformation time-dependent Schrödinger equation; supersymmetry; Darboux transformation
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Schulze-Halberg, A.; Carballo Jimenez, J.M. Supersymmetry of Generalized Linear Schrödinger Equations in (1+1) Dimensions. Symmetry 2009, 1, 115-144.

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