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Homework Help: Normalization Factor

  1. Sep 20, 2006 #1
    I was given this wavefunction and asked to find the normalization factor, N.

    lpsi>= N[2 lphi1> - lphi2> +i lphi3>]

    I am confused as to how to get this problem going. Do I just take <psi l psi> and set it equal to one? I probably have many more questions to ask, but I'll save those for later.
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2006 #2

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    Yes, you want to set [tex] \langle \psi | \psi \rangle = 1 [/tex], which will determine N up to a phase. Note that the calculation is quite easy if 1, 2, and 3 are all orthogonal states.
     
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