Coupling constant metamorphosis and Nth-order symmetries in classical and quantum mechanics

E. G. Kalnins, W. Miller, S. Post

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Abstract

We review the fundamentals of coupling constant metamorphosis (CCM) and the Stäckel transform, and apply them to map integrable and superintegrable systems of all orders into other such systems on different manifolds. In general, CCM does not preserve the order of constants of the motion or even take polynomials in the momenta to polynomials in the momenta. We study specializations of these actions which preserve polynomials and also the structure of the symmetry algebras in both the classical and quantum cases. We give several examples of non-constant curvature third-and fourth-order superintegrable systems in two space dimensions obtained via CCM, with some details on the structure of the symmetry algebras preserved by the transform action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035202
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2010

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