A new look at the Schrödinger equation in exact scalar field cosmology
Abstract
We propose a new representation of the Schrödingerlike equation for scalar field Friedmann cosmology where the scalar field is the argument, and the Hubble parameter is the analogue to the wave function. Such an approach gives us the possibility to use the Schrödinger potential as a generating function which leads to generalization of known exact solutions. Further, we find a simple transformation of the Hubble parameter which generates new solutions from the Schrödingerlike equation. Several examples are identified where exact forms for the scale factor, Hubble parameter and scalar potential can be written in closed form. Earlier results are regained in our approach.
 Publication:

International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics
 Pub Date:
 2019
 DOI:
 10.1142/S0219887819500221
 Bibcode:
 2019IJGMM..1650022F
 Keywords:

 Exact solutions;
 inflation;
 scalar field