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Joe_UK

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-Ze^2/(4 Pi Epsilon0 r) r > r0

-Ze^2/(4 Pi Epsilon0 r0) r <= r0

where r0 is the fixed radius of the nucleus.

What is the pertubation on the normal hydrogenic Hamiltonian?

Calculate the change in energy of the 1s state to the first order.

Hint: If r0 is small e^(-r0/a0) ~ 1-r0/a0

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So I know the normal hydrogen Hamiltonian potential part is -Ze^2/(4 Pi Epsilon0 r) and I have been fiddling around with trying different terms added onto this such as:

-Ze^2/(4 Pi Epsilon0 (r0-r)) or -Ze^2/(4 Pi Epsilon0 r0/r)

However I can't find a pertubation that really seems to make sense or fit the original conditions. I think that the pertubation should also possibly be a constant not dependant on r, but I can't seem to find any at all that fit. I tried

-Ze^2/(4 Pi Epsilon0 r0)

but this just gave a potential 2x too big at r0. I know how to find the change in energy by <u*|H'|u> once I have the pertubation, but its just eluding me.

Cheers,

Joe