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Hi,

Could someone give me a tip or two for how to calculate the mean square position ( <x^2>) for a linear quantum harmonic oscillator?

2. Relevant equations

I think I'm supposed to use the following recursion relation for Hermite polynomials:

yHv=vHv-1 + .5Hv+1

the v, v-1, and v+1 are supposed to be subscripts

Pointing me to a useful link would be equally helpful.

3. The attempt at a solution

Beenworking at this for a whiiiiiiile without much luck.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Finding the mean-square position for quantum harmonic oscillator

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