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Homework Help: Dipole moment

  1. Feb 26, 2008 #1
    I am having some trouble starting this one.

    http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8080/79432817ke4.jpg [Broken]

    Im not sure if I am supposed to replace the psi(v) with some ground state harmonic oscialltor function or not. If so, do I then just take the integrals and then divide 1 to 2 by 0 to 1 to get the ratio of the dipole moment?

    Any help is appreciated
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  3. Feb 26, 2008 #2


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    replace psi_nu with psi_0 and psi_vu' with psi_1 then do the integral. you get some number, call it A.

    next replace psi_nu with psi_1 and psi_vu' with psi_2 then do the integral. you get some number, call it B.

    next divide A by B. That is your answer.
  4. Feb 27, 2008 #3
    I get .707 as the answer. If someone could check for me that would be great.
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