Kalnins, E.G. & Miller, W., Jr. (1975). Lie theory and separation of variables. 8. Semisubgroup coordinates for Ψtt - ∆2Ψ =0. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 16, 2507.
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We classify and study all coordinate systems which permit R-separation of variables for the wave equation in three space–time variables and such that at least one of the variables corresponds to a one-parameter symmetry group of the wave equation. We discuss 33 such systems and relate them to orbits of commuting operators in the enveloping algebra of the conformal group SO (3,2).
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