How can solve schrodenger equation

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solve the schrodenger equation for the3-D isotropic harmonic oscilator by sepration of varibals in sphericalpolar coordenates.
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ok, attempt to solution?

(there is a discussion on this in many textbooks, such as the nuclear shell model by Heyde)
for a start, find out what the laplacian is in spherical coords and expand the shrodinger equation. from there you need to seperate your variables. remember also that your potential energy is a certain expression if you dealing with a harmonic oscillator.

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