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Homework Help: Harmonic Oscillator - Normalization

  1. May 27, 2009 #1
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    Trying to normalize the first excited state. I have,

    [tex]1 = |A_1|^2(i\omega\sqrt{2m}) \int_{-\inf}^{\inf} x \exp(-m\omega x^2/2\hbar)[/tex]

    How do I do the integral so I don't get zero since it's an odd funciton?
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  3. May 27, 2009 #2


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    By calculating [itex]\int \psi^*(x)\psi(x)dx[/itex].
  4. May 27, 2009 #3
    Damn... my head isn't on straight today. Let me get back to you on this. Thanks. :P
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