# Wave mechanics and the adhesion approximation

@article{Short2006WaveMA, title={Wave mechanics and the adhesion approximation}, author={Chris J. Short and Peter Coles}, journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics}, year={2006}, volume={2006}, pages={016-016} }

The dynamical equations describing the evolution of a self-gravitating fluid of cold dark matter (CDM) can be written in the form of a Schrodinger equation coupled to a Poisson equation describing Newtonian gravity. It has recently been shown that, in the quasi-linear regime, the Schrodinger equation can be reduced to the exactly solvable free-particle Schrodinger equation. The free-particle Schrodinger equation forms the basis of a new approximation scheme—the free-particle approximation—that… Expand

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