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Inverse Foourier Transform

  1. Apr 4, 2008 #1
    Inverse Fourier Transform

    I have to calculate (don't take in account the units, obviously the're extrange)

    \phi (r)=\frac{1}{(2\pi\hbar)^{3/2}}\int d^{3}p\hspace{7mm}{e^{i\frac{-p\cdot r}{\hbar}}\Psi(p)} [/tex]

    I know that

    d^{3}p=p^{2}Sin(\theta)dpd\theta d\phi[/tex]

    So i do

    \phi (r)=\frac{1}{(2\pi\hbar)^{3/2}} \int p^{2}Sin(\theta)dpd\theta d\phi\hspace{7mm}{e^{i\frac{-p\cdot r Cos(\theta)}{\hbar}}\frac{B}{(1+\frac{p^2}{m^2})^2}
    } [/tex]

    but i use the change of variables

    u=Cos(\theta);du=-Sin(\theta)d\theta [/tex]

    And the the integral take the form

    \phi (r)=\frac{2\pi}{(2\pi\hbar)^{3/2}} \int_{1}^{-1}\int_{0}^{\infty}p^{2}dpdu \hspace{7mm}{e^{i\frac{-p\cdot r u}{\hbar}}\frac{B}{(1+\frac{p^2}{m^2})^2}
    } [/tex]
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
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  3. Apr 4, 2008 #2

    [tex] \phi (r)=\frac{2\pi} {(2\pi\hbar)^{3/2}} B \int_{0}^{\infty}pdp \hspace{7mm} \frac{\left(e^{i\frac{p r}{\hbar}}-e^{i\frac{p r}{\hbar}} \right){\frac{i p r}{hbar}\frac{1}{(1+\frac{p^2}{m^2})^2} [/tex]

    Multipliying for [tex]\frac{2}{2}[/tex] to form a cosine, so it is

    \phi (r)=\frac{2\pi} {(2\pi\hbar)^{3/2}}\frac{2 B\hbar}{i r} \int_{0}^{\infty}pdp \hspace{7mm} Cos(\frac{p r}{\hbar})\frac{1}{(1+\frac{p^2}{m^2})^2}
    } [/tex]
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  4. Apr 4, 2008 #3
    Bu the las integral, it is just a nightmare... the results froma Mathetmatica 6.1 is:

    [tex]\frac{1}{2} m^2 \sqrt{\pi } MeigerG[{{0},{}},{{0,1},{\frac{1}{2}},\frac{m^2 r^2}{4\hbar^2}]

    i as expecting the base level for the H atom [tex]\phi (r)[/tex], so if somebody could help me plz....
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  5. Apr 4, 2008 #4
    Na i found my error was a Sine not a cosine what I get afeter I do the first integral in du, I don't know why the page don't uptadete what i've write, but that was the error, mulltiply bi 2i/2i and you will get the base state for the H atom, THE ANSWER...
    first part of the trip...
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