Examples of Heun and Mathieu functions as solutions of wave equations in curved spaces

Birkandan T., HORTACSU M.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL, vol.40, no.5, pp.1105-1116, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


We give examples of where the Heun function exists as solutions of wave equations encountered in general relativity. As a new example we find that while the Dirac equation written in the background of Nutku helicoid metric yields Mathieu functions as its solutions in four spacetime dimensions, the trivial generalization to five dimensions results in the double confluent Heun function. We reduce this solution to the Mathieu function with some transformations.