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How can solve schrodenger equation

  1. Feb 22, 2009 #1
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    solve the schrodenger equation for the3-D isotropic harmonic oscilator by sepration of varibals in sphericalpolar coordenates.
    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2009 #2

    malawi_glenn

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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)
     
  4. Feb 22, 2009 #3
    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.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2009 #4

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