Composite Hermite and Anti-Hermite Polynomials

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The Weber-Hermite differential equation, obtained as the dimensionless form of the stationary Schroedinger equation for a linear harmonic oscillator in quantum mechanics, has been expressed in a generalized form through introduction of a constant conjugation parameter according to the transformation , where the conjugation parameter is set to unity () at the end of the evaluations. Factorization in normal order form yields composite eigenfunctions, Hermite polynomials and corresponding positive eigenvalues, while factorization in the anti-normal order form yields the partner composite anti-eigenfunctions, anti-Hermite polynomials and negative eigenvalues. The two sets of solutions are related by an reversal conjugation rule . Setting provides the standard Hermite polynomials and their partner anti-Hermite polynomials. The anti-Hermite polynomials satisfy a new differential equation, which is interpreted as the conjugate of the standard Hermite differential equation.

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Omolo, J. (2015) Composite Hermite and Anti-Hermite Polynomials. Advances in Pure Mathematics, 5, 817-827. doi: 10.4236/apm.2015.514076.

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