A case study on the reliability of multiphase WKB approximation for the one-dimensional Schrödinger equation
L. GosseUniversità di Bari, Italy
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We present a short overview of high-frequency asymptotics for the 1D Schrödinger equation while emphasizing the computational aspects. We show that presumably different techniques like stationary phase methods, WKB or Wigner analysis give essentially the same macroscopic behaviour. Moment systems and K-branch entropy solutions are introduced in order to derive well-suited numerical methods. Finally, we display some computations supporting these ideas on a classical example.