Kinematic perturbation in the three-body problem

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The mixed derivatives that appear in the three-body Schrödinger equation (when written in terms of interparticle distances) are treated as a perturbation. The following results are obtained: (a) B3㉥3B2, where Bn is the n body binding energy. (b) For the harmonic oscillator potential, the calculated binding energy falls within 3% of the exact one. Numerical results for attractive square well and exponential potentials are presented. NUCLEAR STRUCTURE Three body, Schrödinger equation, perturbation theory, binding energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2082-2084
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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