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Normalization of Hydrogen wavefunction

  1. Apr 25, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Show that the (1 0 0) and (2 0 0) wave functions of hydrogen atom are properly normalized.

    2. Relevant equations

    I know that (n l ml):

    (100) = (2/a^(3/2)) exp^ (-r/a)

    (200) = (1/((2a)^(3/2))*(2-r/a) exp^(-r/2a)


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I started with H=-ke^2/r+p^2/2m and don't know how to convert the p operator into spherical coordinates
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 25, 2010 #2
    (100) = (2/a^(3/2)) exp^ (-r/a) is the wave function. What does it mean for it to be normalized?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 #3

    jtbell

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    You don't need the p operator, or indeed any operator, in order to normalize the wave function. Look up the definition of what it means for a wave function to be "normalized."
     
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