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Exact perturbation

  1. Oct 11, 2005 #1
    Let,s suppose we have a system [tex]H=H_{0}+\deltaH_{1}[/tex] where we know how to solve H0 to obtain its eigenfunctions and energies now let,s apply perturbation theory in the form:

    [tex]E_{n}=E^{0}_{n}+<\psi_0|\delta{H_{1}}|\psi_0>[/tex] but now we have that dH1 is so well behaved that gives us precisely the exact energies to first order in perturbation theory in the sense that [tex] <\psi_0|\delta{H_{1}}|\psi_0>=E_{n}-E^0_{N}[/tex] that is that the potential is given in a form that gives the exact energies to first order..but my question is if this would be possible and then what would happen to the rest terms in perturbation theory...thanx.
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  3. Oct 11, 2005 #2

    Dr Transport

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    if memory serves me correctly, you can add an [tex] a x^4 [/tex] term to a harmonic oscillator and solve it exactly along with doing perturbation theory to it to get the same answer.
  4. Oct 12, 2005 #3
    the result could be exact if the follow integral equation for the potential were satisified....
    [tex]E_{n}-E_{n}^0=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dx|\psi^0}(n,x)|^{2}V(x)dx [/tex]
    no matter how big or weak be the perturbation...
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2005
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