Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1307.5539 (Vincent X. Genest et al.)

Superintegrability in two dimensions and the Racah-Wilson algebra    [PDF]

Vincent X. Genest, Luc Vinet, Alexei Zhedanov
The analysis of the most general second-order superintegrable system in two dimensions: the generic 3-parameter model on the 2-sphere, is cast in the framework of the Racah problem for the su(1,1) algebra. The Hamiltonian of the 3-parameter system and the generators of its quadratic symmetry algebra are seen to correspond to the total and intermediate Casimir operators of the combination of three su(1,1) algebras, respectively. The construction makes explicit the isomorphism between the Racah-Wilson algebra, which is the fundamental algebraic structure behind the Racah problem for su(1,1), and the invariance algebra of the generic 3-parameter system. It also provides an explanation for the occurrence of the Racah polynomials as overlap coefficients in this context. The irreducible representations of the Racah-Wilson algebra are reviewed as well as their connection with the Askey scheme of classical orthogonal polynomials.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.5539

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