## Extensions of the auxiliary field method to solve Schr\"{o}dinger equations

##### Authors
Silvestre-Brac, Bernard
Semay, Claude
Buisseret, Fabien
##### Description
It has recently been shown that the auxiliary field method is an interesting tool to compute approximate analytical solutions of the Schr\"{o}dinger equation. This technique can generate the spectrum associated with an arbitrary potential $V(r)$ starting from the analytically known spectrum of a particular potential $P(r)$. In the present work, general important properties of the auxiliary field method are proved, such as scaling laws and independence of the results on the choice of $P(r)$. The method is extended in order to find accurate analytical energy formulae for radial potentials of the form $a P(r)+V(r)$, and several explicit examples are studied. Connections existing between the perturbation theory and the auxiliary field method are also discussed.
##### Keywords
Quantum Physics, Physics - Computational Physics